The new BJP government has 15 days to gather enough support to survive a vote in the legislature on its leadership.
Kumaraswamy's statement comes hours after the Congress-JD (S) alliance moved a fresh plea in Supreme Court challenging Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to the state Assembly. The petition comes after the supreme court refused to put a halt on the swearing in of B.S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Of the 77 MLAs with criminal cases - 42 are from BJP, 23 from Congress, 11 from JD (S) and 1 from BSP.
#11:05 AM: No democracy left in India: BS Yeddyurappa has taken the oath but it's hard to prove majority. The AICC has called for protests all over the country against the "partial and authoritarian act" of the governor.
Modi govt is misusing institutions of central govt. "They are threatening and putting pressure on MLAs", he alleged. "No MLA will yield to their demand", he said, as per ANI. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has also made a decision to meet Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik to stake claim. I have confidence that he will provide a stable and responsible govt.
Pioneered by late Andhra Pradesh chief minister N.T. Rama Rao around 1984, resort politics has been used by political parties in states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. GN Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal and Siddaramaiah present.
To avoid poaching, JD (S)-Congress are moving all their MLAs out of Karnataka- probably to Cochin, reports suggest.
"The BJP's irrational insistence that it will form a government in Karnataka, even though it clearly does not have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution", Gandhi said on Twitter. So the coalition now has 78+37= 116 seats.
A strong showing by the BJP in Karnataka has given him momentum for a re-election bid in next year's national polls and opened a path for more reforms, analysts say.
As suspense over government formation in Karnataka continues, the Congress, anxious about losing its lawmakers, has chose to move them to a five-star resort.
Karnataka witnessed a fractured mandate on Tuesday with the BJP emerging as the single largest party with 104 seats.