Bengaluru, May 16, 2018 : Hectic parleys are on for government formation in Karnataka. The Congress says it is planning to move its MLAs to a resort soon to prevent “poaching by the BJP” and said none of its MLAs was “missing”. BJP leader KS Eshwarappa says his party is in touch with “some” Congress and JD(S) MLAs as the saffron party hopes to stitch together a majority.
The Janata Dal (Secular) is holding its Legislature Party meeting at Le Meridien Hotel in Bengaluru. Government formation in Karnataka is a tricky affair now with the Karnataka Assembly election results 2018 throwing up a hung Assembly, giving 104 seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 78 seats to the Congress and 37 seats to the JD(S).
The Congress has dramatically backed the JD(S) for chief ministership and both parties are likely to parade their MLAs before Governor Vajubhai Vala today morning. All eyes are on who the Governor will invite first to form the government.