JDS-Congress delegation submits letter signed by 117 MLAs to Governor
The JDS-Congress delegation submitted a letter of support signed by 117 MLAs to Governor Vajjubhai Vala on Wednesday. The delegation was led by G Parameshwara and HD Kumaraswamy has 10 MLAs each from Congress and the JDS.
HD Kumaraswamy after meeting Karnataka Governor said, "We have submitted the necessary documents which show that we have the numbers required to form the government. He (Governor of Karnataka) promised he will consider according to the Constitution."
Congress and JDS MLAs wanted to parade their strength before the Governor but only 10 MLAs from both the parties were allowed to meet the Governor.
HD Kumaraswamy, before leaving for the Raj Bhavan, was confident that the Governor would allow the alliance to form the government. "We have the required number to form the government, We will give the stable government," said Kumaraswamy.
The Congress claimed that they have 78 MLAs with the party and denied defection of MLAs to the BJP.
According to ANI reports, If Congress-JD(S) are not invited by the Governor then the MLAs will sit on a 'dharna' outside Raj Bhawan from tomorrow. Congress MPs may also join them.
The BJP has 104 seats. The saffron party still need eight seats to prove the majority (taking 222 seats). However, the JDS and the Congress alliance will have 78 + 38 = 116 seats. That's enough to reach the majority mark. Hence, the Congress and JDs want the Governor's nod to form the government.
Kumaraswamy not allowed to enter Raj Bhavan:
Security personnel did not allow HD Kumaraswamy to enter Raj Bhavan saying he came before the appointment time. According to reports, Kumaraswamy was supposed to meet Governor Vajjubahi Vala at 5 pm. Also, it is said that only 10 JDS MLAs will be allowed to meet the Governor.
More details awaited.