Cong supports JD (S) to form the govt in the state; BJP to take a call after Parliamentary board
New Delhi: Hethectic parleys started at the central Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Delhi with the party emerging as the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly elections. Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yedyurappa's Delhi visit has been canceled and three senior BJP leaders are reaching Karnataka instead. The BJP will have Parliamentary Board meeting today to take a call on the Karnataka issue. The Congress also jumped into the ring by supporting JD (S) to form the government in the state.
Sources informed One India that leaders were informed about Parliamentary Board meeting where the next course of action will be decided by the BJP leadership. However, as far as the chief ministerial candidates was concerned, it was decided even before the election that Yeddyurappa would be the CM if the BJP wins. Party leader Sanjay Mayukh clearly said that in the case of BJP forming the government it is Yedyurappa who is going to be the next chief minister of the state.
Senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad met with Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of Karnata. Azad said that the number of the Congress and the JD (S) was more than the BJP so the Governor must invite the combination to form the government. However, a political analyst Rajvir Sharma told One India that since this is not a pre-poll alliance so the government was not bound to invite the alliance but the single largest party.
After the parliament board meeting in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present, the PM will also address party workers. However, the confusion started prevailing with the BJP falling sort of a couple of MLAs to form the government in the state as Congress leader G Parmeshwaran announced supporting Janata Dal (Secular). He argued that since no party has got the clear majority so the Congress is with the JD (S).
The BJP is waiting for the final results to be declared before taking any decision on the matter. Union human resource development minister and in-charge of Karnataka Prakash Javdekar attributed this victory to the PM, party president and people of the state. He said that the BJP is once again proved its southern reach.