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Yeddyurappa elected BJP House leader, stakes claim to form government


Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS): The newly elected Karnataka BJP legislators on Wednesday elected B.S. Yeddyurappa as their legislative party leader and he soon staked claim to form the government though the party is eight seats short of a majority in the Assembly.

"We have staked claim to form the government as the single largest party with 104 newly elected legislators," Yeddyurappa told reporters here after meeting Governor Vajubhai R Vala at Raj Bhavan.

Earlier, the new Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs unanimously elected the former Chief Minister and the BJP's Chief Ministerial face Yeddyurappa as their legislative party leader.

"I have requested the Governor to allow me to take oath as the Chief Minister at the earliest and the Governor said he would take an appropriate decision soon," he said.

Of the 222 constituencies where polling was held on May 12, the BJP won 104 seats while the Congress won 78 and JD-S won 38 seats, along with its ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), throwing up a hung Assembly.

The BJP is eight short of the 112-halfway mark needed for a simple majority.

In a related development, the party's legislator from Rajajinagar, S. Suresh Kumar, said the Congress was "shameless" to extend support to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) after its leaders, including party President Rahul Gandhi, accused the regional party of being the 'B-team' of the BJP.

"Shocking to see a defeated Congress falling head over heels to extend unconditional support to the JD-S after dubbing it BJP's B-team," Kumar told reporters.

On Tuesday, the Congress extended unconditional support to the JD-S to form a government in the state.


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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP are corrupt.

    All of Modi's Anti-corruption talk are all lies.

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  • Shanthi Edward Dalmeida, Mulky/Sharjah

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Did he completed all his former jail cases. People of karnataka open your eyes and hearts. Why can't you elect a proper candidate?Do you think he is a model leader.... a BJP house leader???

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  • SP ,LR, MLR

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Nina Surpa ne

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Yeddyurappa is a good leader in Opposition 😁😁😁

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Just out of yesterday's mega shock, consider my advice to take few more days rest

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congress supported to JDS to form government unconditional. It is not your problem. Just apply burn only.
    Is it unconstitutional?
    Is it not bias?
    What about GOA?
    What about North Easter states?
    Then why this drama in Karnataka?
    Hum karetho chamatkar.

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  • SAHIL, MANGALURU

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Day Dreamer ! Bring at least Total 112 Seats up to Governor Decision even though Supreme Court Informed Governor to all JDS-Congress .easily they present 118 Seats.Even though if Yeddy Become President also too Late without majority Seat half way Marks.

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai./Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Dear Daiji Readers..Please be ready to Congratulate our Yeddy..Soon BJP going to form Gvt with Yeddy taking oath. SOON yeddy will become CM.

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  • Ani, Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Don't you have skin on your face? How shameful this BJP supporters are? Yeddy the most corrupt leader, Reddy the most corrupt politician.

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  • santhu BIRUVE, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    No more appeasement politics now..Can understand your frustration. BURNOL only give you best solution...You must be having double bear skin all over your body just apply burnol you may get temporary relax. How shameless blind CONG supporters like you even after loosing badly you guys want CONG to get power. learn to respect people mandate.

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  • Ani, Udupi

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Respect peoples mandate? Where were you when election took place in Goa, manipur & mehalaya?
    You guys are brainless since 2014. And Minority appeasment you are talking about? What threat majority is facing here? Tell me? #chaddinahisochbadlo....

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  • peddu, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Any opposition MLA supporting BJP will get special classes on Investment by Jay Shah, classes on how to be on Right side of the Law from Amit Shah... A world tour by NaMo...

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  • ray, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Media reports say Congress will go to supreme court (great news)..if the governor favors BJP!!!

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  • ray, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Corrupt still support corrupts..what a shame!!!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwat

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Members could be available on highest bid rule (in 10's of Crore) and BJP has got enough sources to fulfil the commitments.
    Hidden Treasure at a secret place.Even IT sleuths cannot break the clue.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    I guess Amit Shah dont want to see Yeddiyurappa as CM

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  • Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congratulation Sir....

    Form the Government and show the place to Siddu & HDK.

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ......and loot the mines of Karnataka alongwith Reddy Bros.

    Also not to forget to give commission from the mining loot to some greedy commentators here.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Wed, May 16 2018

    This yeddy is shameless even after going to jail from CM chair he don't carry shame and his followers too!!!!

    Why lok Sabha is not bringing any law to these type of politicians to keep political party clean??

    unconditional support may be wrong but congress supporting JDS is not unconstitutional....

    What BJP done in Goa, Meghalaya, Nagaland and ?? do they forgot??

    hum kare tho chamathkar dusra kare tho balathkar!!

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  • paddu, mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Jai Jai BJP.Jai Jai Modi,Jai Jai Yeddy..

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Paddu, Yeddy is not the governor - announcement should come from the governor, not Yeddy !

    Keep your Jai Jai Jai pending till then.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Paddu,

    What happened to that slogan of Namo that people above 75 years of age will not be given any seat. Is it applicable to the people like Advani, Joshi and sinha or only to fool the people around?.

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  • ray, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    "Shocking to see a defeated Congress falling head over heels to extend unconditional support to the JD-S after dubbing it BJP's B-team,"

    So BJP has no shame to to join hands with other MLA's?

    We are all fools to vote!!!

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  • JNB, Mangalore-Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Chore tho chorhee hotha hai naa?

    once jumped in to dirty water( in other states) what is the shame left?

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Wed, May 16 2018

    I FEEL SORRY FOR KHANGRESS..THEY ARE LOOSING ANOTHER STATE

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Not yet, ABD, Yeddy has still have to collect the numbers he is short of.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    What he meant is congress lost another state, BJP getting adequate Nos is another matter.
    Accept the defeat rather than justifying it with what another person could not get.
    When Devegowda was PM in 1996, he applied President rule in Gujarat after hankar Singh Vaghela left BJP and joined Congress, it led to political coup in Gujarat, and believe me at that time Vajubhai Vala was BJP's state unit chief of Gujarat. Now Karma has come back, its boomerang.
    Also congress should not forget, how they supported Madhu Koda, an independent MLA at Jarkhand assembly to become Chief Minister, just to keep BJP away from power.
    And the same Madhu Koda got involved in multi crore coal scam and spent 4 years in jail.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ಬಿಜೆಪಿಕ್ ಬಂಗುಡೆ ನನಲ ತಿಕ್ಕುಜಿ ಬಾರೀ ಪಿರಿಯ.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congress's support to JDS is unconditional. But, not unconstitutional.

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  • Muskan, MUMBAI

    Wed, May 16 2018

    What shame is Kumar talking about, these spineless guys need to think what they did in Goa and Meghalaya was just 2 seats. bloody cooks, this cannot be said as Congress mukt bharat. here all day light goonda gardi is been done

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Congratulations 😤!!!

    Ullal MLA should support bjp and help swatch Bharat!!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    ಗಂಗಾ ಸ್ವಚ್ಚ ಮಲ್ಪೆರೆ ಏತ್ ಬಂಗ. ಕಪ್ಪು ಪೈಸೆ ಬೊಲ್ದು ಮಲ್ಪೆರೆ ಬಾರೀ ಸುಲಭ.

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  • Antonio DSilva, Kuwait

    Wed, May 16 2018

    support bjp and help swatch Bharat!!!

    ........................................................................to clean India of all its wealth!

    DisAgree [23] Agree [17] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Eight seats short meaning, 8 crores.

    From where, and who will be the receivers ?

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Wed, May 16 2018

    For 78 Congress MLAs how much they received from JDS? 2 crores each?

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    it was a unconditional support. not like brhasta jumla ponds.

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  • Jasmine, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Mr. Rathnakr,
    Im not a supporter of any party.. According to me we should pray and vote fora leader who bring development is Karnataka ,maintain peace and harmony among all religion. MLA might be frm any party as per you bribing and forming govt is correct? Whos hard earn money these people are giving?Do we need like this politics?

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Not 8, they are offering each 100cr=800cr

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