Meanwhile, following Governor's invitation to BJP on forming govt, JD (S) leaders contemplate to shift party MLAs to Eagleton resort. "That's why the Karnataka government wants to tap our phones and listen to what we talk about the leaders and with our leaders", she added. It has moved the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing against the governor's move. "You may kindly indicate the date, time and the place for scheduling the swearing-in ceremony", said a letter signed by the Governor. The court observed that it was "preposterous" to argue that before MLAs take oath they were not amenable to anti-defection law. "Our approach to JD (S) will depend on the number of legislators we need to prove majority in the house or win the confidence motion", he said.
Earlier the day, Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Congress-JD (S) combine has 117 MLAs and Governor Vajubhai Vala has to give them an opportunity to form government.
BJP spokesperson Malavika Avinash said: "This is the people's mandate".
He argued that the matter should not have been heard at this hour and it was "absolutely wrong" to do so.
With no single party getting full majority in the Karnataka Assembly election, all eyes are on Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala as he is the one who will have to decide whether to call BJP, the single largest victor of seats, to try to form the government or go with the Congress-JD (S) combine, which together have the required numbers in the 224-member Assembly. 222 seats out of 224 in the Karnataka assembly went to polls on 12 May.
Sources said that former deputy chief minister R Ashok and BJP's Dalit face B Sreeramulu had been asked to take up the responsibility to poach MLAs to reach the numbers. "We are very sure that we will make a government and a very stable one", Javadekar told reporters.
The Congress termed the governors decision as "murder of democracy and trampling of Constitution". After considering all options and counter claims Governor Vasubhai Vala has invited the BS Yeddyurappa to take oath of the Chief Minister's post on Thursday. The governor has encouraged the BJP by giving it 15 days, even though it has only 104 seats.
Congress is now likely to stake claim to form the government in the state of Goa. As per reports, BJP leaders are seeking out the Governor to grant them a week's time to prove their majority in the house.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP, which emerged as the single largest party failed to cross the halfway mark by falling a few seats short of an absolute majority. The bench has settled the question on the norm of inviting the single largest party by laying down that the Governor can invite an alliance of parties, pre-poll or post-poll, if he or she is convinced that they have the majority and can form a stable government.
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