Alarm bells start ringing for Congress-JD(S) as five MLAs go missing

Yeddyurappa to be CM Congress lashes out approaches Supreme Court

BJP has historically had a much higher vote-to-seat conversion ratio in Karnataka, needing on average only 86,525 votes to win a seat as opposed to Congress's average of 1,13,642 votes per seat to win.

For Congress, Tuesday's step to form the JD (S)-Congress alliance was also to provide a major boost to its "sagging morale" ahead of state Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where the party sees an opportunity to upstage the BJP, and 2019 general elections. I have given the letter to the Governor & he will call me, that is what I am hoping. "We are 100 per cent confident that he will take a decision immediately", he later told journalists. In 2006, he had joined hands with the BJP to form a coalition government in what is now referred to as 20:20 formula - for the number of months each party would head it. People want him to be the CM. "I have accepted the support extended by the Congress to form the Government", Kumaraswamy said. When asked about reports that some of the 78 newly elected Congress MLAs had skipped Wednesday's meeting of its legislature party, he said, "We are all united". However, the Congress party had been preparing for Plan B for several days towards the end of the campaign, with at least some leaders exploring the possibility of a Kumaraswamy led government in case their party failed to secure a majority.

First, BJP won more seats than Congress because its vote is more concentrated in specific regions. But none of our MLAs have gone and they all are intact.

The JD-S leader named Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the offer as the BJP, he said, was desperate to form a government and deny the JD-S a chance to form a government with Congress' backing.

Responding to a question on how they realised their phones were being tapped, Shobha said, "We got to know from agencies".


It is now up to the Karnataka governor, Mr Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala - who was appointed by the BJP-ruled federal government in September 2014 - to invite either side to form the government.

All eyes on Governor, but isn't delaying decision also an "action"?

JD (S) accepted Congress' support, and even after coming in third, the party seemed set to make their chosen candidate, HD Kumaraswamy, the next chief minister of Karnataka. Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, suggesting that the Congress would have fared better with a pre-poll alliance with the JD (S), urged Deve Gowda to keep the BJP out of the state with the aid of Congress.

After a warm up meeting late on Tuesday evening between HD Deve Gowda and his son Kumarswamy, both parties nearly moved forward in tandem on Wednesday, calling a meeting of their legislative parties, ensuring they spoke in one voice while attacking the BJP. They said the Congress should take the lead in forging alliances, but without setting any condition.

Dalits have traditionally been supporters of the Congress but the BJP has successfully managed to break into the support bases, particularly since the 2004 polls when it managed a social engineering exercise to attract a section of Dalit voters - called the Left Dalits. "People are with us", he said.

Related News:

  • Lionel Messi arrives in the country

    Lionel Messi arrives in the country

    Brazilians coach Pitso Mosimane acknowledged that the gap in class between his club and the Spanish giants. Barca forward Lionel Messi came off the bench to a standing ovation.
    Budenholzer to become Bucks' coach

    Budenholzer to become Bucks' coach

    The report comes just hours after it was reported that Budenholzer met with Bucks star Giannis Antetokoumpo earlier in the day. Alongside Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have players like Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton , Malcolm Brogdon, and Thon Maker.
    Google upgrading Google Drive storage plans to Google One

    Google upgrading Google Drive storage plans to Google One

    Google will also help its users by rolling out its new Android app which will help them to manage their plans but not their files. What seems to be missing from Google One is the 1TB tier, which may be enough cloud storage for some Google users.
  • Missing 2-year-old may be in Iowa or Minnesota

    Missing 2-year-old may be in Iowa or Minnesota

    A day after a statewide alert, a SC toddler has been found safe and her parents have been arrested for kidnapping her. On Friday, the Camden police in SC said Ray was found in Iowa late Thursday and is now safe in protective custody.
    Lando Calrissian Spinoff May Be Next in STAR WARS Universe

    Lando Calrissian Spinoff May Be Next in STAR WARS Universe

    However, according to ScreenCrush , Lucasfilm walked back the quote with its own statement about the potential future film. Many fans are wishing for a Boba Fett movie, or at the very least, the stopping of useless characters like Porgs.
    Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches

    Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches

    Under-the-hood, it will come with Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7870 octa-core processor , which can clock CPU speed up to 1.6GHz. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is already under process and the possibility of getting the tab is very high.
  • Richard Sherman shows support for Reuben Foster during DV case

    Richard Sherman shows support for Reuben Foster during DV case

    Ennis could be subject to prosecution, herself, if she testifies that her initial statement to police was made falsely. He invoked his right to a speedy trial, so if Klippen clears the way, it would have to start no later than July 9.
    Became known to new salary of Paulo Fonseca at Shakhtar

    Became known to new salary of Paulo Fonseca at Shakhtar

    Secondly, Rafa might have to operate under a total joke of an owner at Newcastle but he loves the fans and there is total mutual respect.
    Why Walmart Earnings Were Good Enough

    Why Walmart Earnings Were Good Enough

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT ) now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.67% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 1.72% percent. Stephens set a $117.00 price target on Walmart and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th.
  • Amazon's Global Smart Speaker Share Drops Following the Launch of HomePod

    Amazon's Global Smart Speaker Share Drops Following the Launch of HomePod

    As expected, with the advantage of being the early mover, Amazon leads the market with 43.6% of all the shipments in Q1 2018. Google sold 2.4m Home devices, giving it a 26.5 per cent market share in growing from just 0.3m shipments the year prior.
    The Shockingly Lavish Life of Kim Jong Un

    The Shockingly Lavish Life of Kim Jong Un

    Asked if he will insist during the possible summit on the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Trump replied: "Yes". DPRK is the acronym of the North's formal name in English, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
    Congress seeks appointment with president over Karnataka issue

    Congress seeks appointment with president over Karnataka issue

    If Governor Vajubhi Vala has allowed Yedurappa 15 days to prove his majority, he has clearly abused the governor's office. Yeddyurappa from taking the oath as chief minister by stitching up a last-minute coalition with a smaller regional party.


Most liked

Invite us to form government in Goa, Congress tells Governor Mridula Sinha
Only then, if the government fail to prove a majority will the governor dissolve the assembly and call for fresh elections. The Congress Legislative Party (CLP), led by Chandrakant (Babu) Kavalekar will meet the Governor at noon on Friday.

Mac Miller arrested, charged with DUI
He has a record: Miller's booking sheer was shared on Thursday; it revealed he was arrested at 1:50 am and released at 9:24 am. Following the events, Mac was taken into custody and reportedly charged with a DUI and hit-and-run.

Browns get 'Hard Knocks' even though they didn't want it
However, the Browns have announced they will be featured on the 13th season of Hard Knocks . Teams that have been to the playoffs at least once in the last two years can turn it down.

Cardi B Breaks Silence After Fiance Offset's Car Accident
Other reports are stating that his fiancée, Cardi B , rushed to be by Offset's side when she found out about the auto crash. The " Bodak Yellow " rapper tweeted "i love him Too much", Thursday morning with three praying hand emojis .

Lewis Hamilton's F1 contract 'almost all sorted' - Toto Wolff
Earlier, Mercedes and Hamilton had entered negotiations over a new contract, which would keep the driver at the team until 2021. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo is among the possible drivers to take a seat at Mercedes.

Texas high school on lockdown following reports of active shooter
An assistant principal said that a shooting suspect has been taken into custody, according to Associated Press. Santa Fe Independent School District posted on its website that the high school has been placed on lockdown.

GOP fights over essential farm invoice as lawmakers demand immigration vote first
During a party-wide meeting Wednesday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., dressed down the moderate rebels. The lawmakers said details of the measures suggested by leadership remained in flux and a third, unspecified bill was possible.

Trump administration to deny funds to clinics that discuss abortion
Planned Parenthood now receives $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds, according to a report in the Washington Post. The tweet was posted shortly after the New York Times first reported the administration's plans.

Grey's Anatomy Said a Loving Goodbye to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw
After surviving her near death experience in last week's episode , fans were wondering just how April would leave the show. That brings us to April , who went from wedding coordinator to bride over the span of an hour.

Starbucks in Hot Water After Barista Writes 'Beaner' on Latino Man's Cup
In a statement, Starbucks said it is working fix their mistake. "It's sad to hear that, to be honest", one woman said. The incident comes just weeks before Starbucks plans to close all of its stores for racial-bias training on May 29.

Solar-Powered iPhone X Case Will Cost $4500
Russian smartphone appliance maker Caviar has created a solar-powered iPhone that can charge entirely through the sunlight . In fact, Apple Insider added that the iPhone X Tesla's thickness was bumped up to 16.2mm from the original design's 7.7mm.

Cambridge Analytica files for chapter 7 bankruptcy in USA court
Cambridge Analytica , the firm at the centre of this year's Facebook privacy row, filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a NY court late on Thursday.

No Man's Sky Coming To Xbox One July 24
If you've been waiting to play No Man's Sky on XBox One , you'll be happy to hear that it's headed your way on July 24th. This version of the Xbox OS comes with some new features, including 120Hz support, and much more .

Lightning hold off Capitals to even series at 2-2
Nicklas Backstrom returned to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning . There was also that second-period power play when Tyler Johnson was missing a stick that they couldn't convert on.

Bill Gates Just (Politely) Called Trump a Lecherous Fool
Gates made the comments in response to a question at a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated.