"In a hung assembly, if majority of the elected MLAs form a coalition, the Governor would be constitutionally right in inviting the leader of the majority coalition to form the government and prove their majority within a short period", Finance Minister and constitutional expert Arun Jaitley had tweeted at the time.
The election to the Rajarajeshwari Nagar seat has been deferred to May 28 after the seizure of fake voter cards from an apartment.
Kumar said a 55-year-old official on election duty died of a heart attack, while a 58-year-old woman tried to immolate herself by dousing herself with kerosene at Devagiri in Haveri district, but was saved by officials present at the spot. "Karnataka Election Commission has sought permission from Central Election Commission in this regard", said a member of the Congress delegation.
BJP leader and Union Minister Sadanand Gowda said that there was no question of any alliance with the JD-S as his party was headed towards a clear majority.
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By evening today both the Congress and the BJP would have accepted their fates and the Janata Dal (United) which sees itself as kingmaker would also know where it stands. Due to this, the importance of JD (S) has spiked since whoever it chooses to make an alliance with, makes the next government in Karnataka.
CM Siddaramaiah had on Sunday said he is open to making way for a Dalit chief minister if the Congress high command decides so, hinting that the Congress was seeking an alliance with the HD Deve Gowda-led party. Exit polls are divided and even who will be the single largest party as some of them predicted it to be Congress and some to be BJP.
If the Congress and JD (S) get their act together fast, then they have to be invited by the governor before the BJP has a chance to form a government and hold a trust vote.
According to Times Now-VMR exit poll, the Congress is likely to be the single largest party with 90-103 seats, the BJP second largest party with 80-93 seats. It said that JD (S) will win 30-39 seats and others 2-4 seats.
The Congress had won 122 seats and the BJP 40 seats in the last Karnataka Assembly election in 2013.