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Karnataka governor invites Congress-JDS alliance to form government, 15 days to prove majority

JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy said that Karnataka governor has given him 15 days to prove majority.

Karnataka Elections 2018 Updated: May 19, 2018 20:34 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy (in picture) met with the Governor after B S Yeddyurappa stepped down as chief minister without facing the floor test in the Karnataka assembly.(ANI Photo)

The JDS-Congress combine has been invited to form the government by the Governor and the swearing in ceremony will take place on May 21, JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala, Kumaraswamy said the Governor has given him 15 days to prove the majority, “but we will do it much before.”

Kumaraswamy’s meeting with the Governor came hours after B S Yeddyurappa stepped down as chief minister without facing the floor test in the assembly as the BJP fell short of numbers.

The post election stitched alliance of JDS and Congress, which claims the support of 117 members, has already staked it’s claim to form the government and said it would be headed by Kumaraswamy, who would be the Chief Minister for a second time.

The May 12 assembly polls threw up a hung assembly, with the BJP emerging as the single largest party with 104 seats. The Congress got 78 seats and the JD(S), 37.