Karnataka: Will The Governor Invite A Stable Coalition? | #BattleForKarnataka | CNN-News18

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made remarkable inroads into Karnataka and emerged as the single largest party on Tuesday, but fell short of the magic number. The party that started the day with cheers and celebrations, was found counting numbers and running to the Governor’s house later in the day in a bid to stake claim to the government, despite having won 104 seats in the 224-member Assembly.
Towards the end of the counting, BJP fell 9 seats short of a majority in Karnataka while the Congress dramatically announced its support for arch-rival JD(S) and was even willing to let it head the government in a post-poll alliance.
All eyes are now on Governor Vajubhai Vala who will have to decide whether to call BJP to try to form the government or go with the JD(S)-Congress combine, which together has a clear majority in the Assembly. JDS (+BSP) has won 38 seats while Congress has won 78 seats and together they have 116 MLAs along with an additional support of 2 Independent MLAs.

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