Elections for the two seats in Bengaluru are set to be held later.
On Tuesday, the gauge had soared more than 400 points intra-day after the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Karnataka. The bench headed by Justice AK Sikri, while seeking Yeddyurappa's response on the petition by Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) seeking to stall his swearing-in, has directed further hearing of the matter at 10.30 am on Friday. "For what reason do we need to tap phones when they are trying to poach our MLAs?"
There seems to be no end in sight to the political machinations that have ensued after the Karanataka election results threw up a hung assembly.
Governor has assured that he will take action as per the Constitution. While in Bombay Karnataka, the BJP won 30 of the 50 seats, reducing the Congress tally to 17, from 31 in 2013, in Central Karnataka out of 36 seats, the BJP increased its tally from three to 15 even as the Congress dropped from 19 to 13. We bow our heads to the verdict. He said he would stake claim to form the government. "I have accepted the support extended by the Congress to form the Government", Kumaraswamy said. But outside Kerala, we can go together. Mocking at the "desperation of a defeated Congress" to support the JD (S) to form a coalition Government to keep the BJP out of power, BJP spokesman Shantaram said his party was open to an alliance with the JD (S) or seek its support to form the new Government. "The BJP people are calling our MLAs, threatening and luring them" he alleged. Mayawati, sources said, subsequently spoke to Sonia and suggested that Congress extend support to JD (S) to which she agreed.
"We have no issue with the governor".
The newly elected Karnataka BJP legislators on Wednesday formally elected BS Yeddyurappa as its legislative party leader, party spokesman S. Shantharam said.
"We have the numbers", JD (S) leader Kumaraswamy said to the press after meeting the Governor. ANI reported that JD (S) leader Kumaraswamy had requested to meet the Governor at his residence between 5.30 pm and 6 pm today evening.
"We received a communique from the Raj Bhavan, inviting Yeddyurappa to form the government and take oath at 9.30 a.m.", BJP state unit spokesman Vamanacharya told IANS here. As uncertainty looms large, the allegations of "horse-trading" MLAs' have been made from all the three parties.
A governor of an Indian state can exercise his discretion when no party manages to win the requisite number of seats on its own. "The Congress will get just 60 to 65 seats".
Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said the BJP is misusing power and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is supporting this coup by the BJP.
"Governor invites Mr Yeddyurappa to manufacture a majority in 15 days". Honourable Governor Shri Vajubhai Vala will administer the oath.