Karnataka Chief Minister race LIVE: G Parameshwara of Congress to be the Deputy CM, says JD(S)

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Updated: May 15, 2018 10:13:01 PM

Who will be the chief minister: Karnataka Elections results 2018 are out. BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats. The Congress has won elections on 77 seats, while the JD(S) has won 38 seats.

 karanataka cm news, new karnataka cm news, new karnataka chief minister, cm of karnataka, hd kumaraswamy, hd deve gowda, bs yeddyurappaGoing by the current scenario, one of two names – BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy – will be the chief minister of the state.

Karnataka Elections results 2018 are out and Bharatiya Janata Party has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, falling 8 short of the majority mark of 112 seats. The Congress has won elections on 77 seats, while the JD(S) has won 38 seats. Now the biggest question which comes to fore is – who will be the next chief minister of Karnataka? Going by the current scenario, one of two names – BS Yeddyurappa and HD Kumaraswamy – will be the chief minister of the state.

Chances of HD Kumaraswamy becoming the chief minister of Karnataka: In what came as a big twist, the Congress has announced unconditional support to the JD(S). Together, the two parties cross majority mark of 112 seats. On the other hand, Deve Gowda has also accepted Congress’ offer and his son, Kumaraswamy, is likely to become the chief minister of state.

Here are the Live Updates on Karnataka’s CM race for government formation in the state:

1o: 11 pm: Karnataka assembly results have brought down Muslim representation in the Assembly and this should be a cause of concern for every political party which believes in diversity & pluralism: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM Chief

9:56 pm: HD Kumaraswamy has reached Ashoka Hotel for meeting senior Congress leaders including Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, DK Shivakumar and Mallikarjun Kharge in Bengaluru.

9:45 pm: HD Deve Gowda & HD Kumaraswamy are in meeting with Congress leaders including Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, DK Shivakumar and Mallikarjun Kharge in Bengaluru.

9:40 pm: HD Deve Gowda reaches Ashoka Hotel for meeting with senior Congress leaders in Bengaluru.

9:30 pm: Union Ministers JP Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan made observers for Karnataka, legislative party meeting to be held at 11 am tomorrow in Bengaluru.

9:20 pm:  Voting for two seats is yet to take place.

9:05 pm:  The majority mark is 112 in the 222-member Assembly.

8.55 pm: According to the Election Commission figures, the Congress has won or is leading in 78 seats, while the corresponding figure for the JD(S) was 37 and for the BJP it was 104.

8:45 pm: The Congress and the JD(S) have joined hands and staked claim to form a government.

8:30 pm: People weren’t allowed to file nominations. It isn’t only BJP people who suffered. People from all the leading parties except the one that rules Bengal suffered. This is serious. A land as great as West Bengal has to see such sights, it is unfortunate: PM Modi on Panchayat Elections in West Bengal.

8:20 pm: G Parameshwara of Congress to be the Deputy CM, says Baiju Narajan, Janata Dal (Secular)

8:10 pm: Congress bid to polarise failed badly in Karnataka, he said.

8.01 pm: This is the 15th election. BJP has already won the last 14 elections. This is the 15th consecutive election where BJP is going to win, says Amit Shah, BJP President in Delhi.

7:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah at party headquarters.

7:47 pm: Have shown that Congress & JD(S) have a clear majority. Yeddyurappa is saying that BJP’s single largest party, but single largest party doesn’t necessarily form govt. I think Governor should invite the groups having the majority: Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress

7:40 pm:  “Like rest of the nation, the great land of Karnataka has shown its unwavering trust in PM Narendra Modi’s clean, transparent and pro-development governance,” Shah said in a tweet, as he congratulated the the BJP’s Karnataka unit and party’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa for their “relentless” efforts.

7.30 pm: With the BJP emerging as the single largest party in Karnataka, party chief Amit Shah today said the state has shown trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “clean governance” and rejected the Congress’s “dynastic politics”

7.20 pm: BJP legislative party meeting scheduled to be held at 10:30 am tomorrow.

7.15 pm: The CM attributed the party’s “tremendous performance” in Karnataka assembly polls to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and the people of the state.

7.05 pm: The election results in Karnataka proved once again that people of this country favour the “together with all, development for all” mantra of the BJP over the “casteist and divisive politics” of the Congress , Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said today.

6.53 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Karnataka voters for steadfastly supporting BJP’s “development agenda” and making it single largest party.

6.45 pm: The Karnataka politics has heated up with Congress and JD(S) deciding to join hands together.

6.37 pm: Congress addresses press conference: Randeep Singh Surjewala justifies forming government without attaining a majority. The Chief Congress spokesperson says that BJP former a government in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya without having the majority.

6.35 pm: Congress addresses press conference: Randeep Singh Surjewala cites example of Goa, says Goverenor preferred BJP flock on the basis of a post poll coalition.

6.29 pm: “BJP has emerged as the single largest party, we have requested the governor to give us an opportunity to prove our majority on the floor of the assembly,” Yeddyurappa told reporters

6.25 pm: Not willing to comment on JD(S)-Congress alliance, Yeddyurappa said “….we have staked claim to form the government. We have said we will prove our majority in the assembly, give us an opportunity.”

6.19 pm: Interesting scenario: If Congress supports the government from the outside, it will mean that almost all 38 MLAs of the JD(S) can get a minesterial birth.

6.09 pm: I don’t know why Yeddyurappa has asked for two days to form government: HD Kumaraswamy

6.08 pm: We along with the Congress party leaders want to form the government, says Kumaraswamy in his first reaction to the media of CM race.

6.06 pm: Rest of the details will be discussed with seniors, this government will be led by the JD(S): Siddaramaiah

6.03 pm: Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah flocks have met the governor. Speaking to reporters, K Siddaramaiah said that the Congress has resorted to support JD(S) unconditionally. Yeddyurappa is yet to address the media.

5.58 pm: What numbers say: JD(S) has won 38 seats, BJP has won 104 seats, Congress has won 78 seats. Clearly, BJP is the single largest party. However, if the JD(S) and Congress come together, they have 116 seats. i.e they comfortably cross the majority mark. The question remains – who will be the next chief minister of Karnataka?

5.53 pm: 5 JD(S) MLAs and 7 Congress MLAs are said to be in touch with the BJP. If MLAs support the BJP. Yeddyurappa’s chances of becoming the chief minister will go up significantly.

5.46 pm: A possible scenario: If at all the Janata Dal (Secular) accepts the offer made by the Congress there will be a repeat of 2013 Delhi Assembly elections. The JD(S) will form a minority government with the support of Congress.

5.42 pm: Current scenario: Bharatiya Janata party delegation have met the Governor. On the other hand, HD Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Mallikarjun Kharge are also present at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru. Who will be Karnataka CM is the biggest question at the moment.

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