Court says looking into pro-tem Speaker’s appointment would postpone trust vote, doesn’t pass order on manner of voting
From participating in BJP meeting to appoint Yeddyurappa as chief minister to protesting against his swearing-in with Congress, the KPJP legislator has switched sides thrice already.
Lodged in Eagleton resort near Bengaluru, Congress MLAs have been told to record the calls they get from the rival camp.
The BJP has won 104 seats and still needs eight more MLAs to cross the halfway mark. There are various scenarios being discussed on how this will play out.
Among the elected candidates, 54 (24%) are facing serious criminal cases, including kidnapping, rape among others, compared to 39 (17%) in 2013.
The BJP has 104 of the 222 MLAs elected in the 12 May election, and has been given 15 days by governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his majority.
Congress & JD(S) fear BJP will repeat its successful 2008 'Operation Kamala' as it ropes in mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy to help form the government by trying to circumvent the anti-defection law.
Congress says governor Vajubhai Vala has ‘shamed his office’, JD(S) set to move Supreme Court against the decision to invite BJP.
The Right-wing fringe group contested 40 seats under the Shiv Sena’s banner but managed to cross 500 votes in just about 10 constituencies.
All parties are trying to keep their flock close, making calls to each of their MLA-elects to ensure they had not been poached.