Modi Ka Target 2019: Will Karnataka Assembly Elections affect 2019 General Elections?

Vajubhai Vala takes oath as Karnataka’s governor

Elections were held for 222 seats on May 12 while polling for the remaining two will be held later. The BJP increased its tally by 65 seats.

Voters of Karnataka have neither decisively rejected the incumbent Congress party nor have they given a definitive mandate to rival Bharatiya Janata Party.

However, in last year's Goa Assembly elections, Congress secured the highest number of seats and BJP came second, with 17 and 13 seats respectively. The BJP has won 104 seats, the Congress 78 and JD (S) 37. Accusing the BJP of horse-trading, Kumaraswamy added that the PM Modi-led party had offered Rs 100 crore to their MLAs. He told me that he will take an appropriate decision.

Congress leader D K Shivakumar, while talking to news agency ANI, said that the party had a plan and that they were facing a lot of pressure with the BJP trying to poach Congress MLAs.

While the BJP began celebrating as soon as the numbers indicated the saffron party had a clear lead, the Congress and JD (S) planned an alliance, under which JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy would be the Chief Minister and a Congress leader would be the Deputy CM.

In 2008, when the BJP was three seats short of majority, the Reddy brothers successfully wooed the MLAs in Congress by offering them money and ministerial berths.

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In a letter to Rajnath Singh, union minister of home affairs, Karandlaje has asserted, "Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Privacy are fundamental rights of any citizen as enshrined in the Constitution". Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi countered by saying the Court can't issue an injunction against the Governor. According to usual practice, the Governor calls the leader of the single largest party or pre-poll alliance to form the Government. Kumaraswamy and the Congress have played the wrong kind of politics.

Analysts believe losing Karnataka would be a major blow for Congress which runs only three of India's 29 states.

However, the BJP will also be pressing to form the government in Karnataka since the BJP is the single largest party.

Parameshwara said a copy of the resolution passed at the Congress Legislature Party was submitted to the Governor. "We will go to the court of the people", Surjewala said, addressing the press in Delhi. Congress has extended its support, we have accepted it. "It is our unanimous decision". We will claim to form the government. On the other hand, the alacrity with which the Congress leadership has reached out to JD (S) seeking a post-election alliance to form a coalition government underscores their common interest to ensure that BJP is kept out of power.

Mr Siddaramaiah's administration has declared the community a separate religion and expects to split their vote as a result.

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