Karnataka elections: Cong backs JD(S) to keep BJP out of power

Avatar Written by May 15, 2018 14:55

Bengaluru: In a surprise turn of events, the Congress said today it will extend support to the JD(S) in forming the next government in Karnataka as the counting is likely to throw up a hung Assembly.

Cong, JD(S) to meet governor this evening to stake claim

JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy today sought appointment from the Governor of Karnataka this evening.

“We have accepted Congress’s support to form the Government”, He wrote in a letter to Governor.

Cong’s unconditional support to JD(S)

Congress senior Ghulam Nabi Azad and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah confirmed that the party had a telephonic conversation with JDS chief Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy offering unconditional support.

JD(S) desperately needs a hung verdict in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections.“They have accepted our offer. Hopefully, we will be together,” Azad said.

Siddaramaih said he accepts the mandate of the people. “We bow our heads to the verdict. We don’t have numbers to form govt.” he said.

Cong backs JD(S) to keep BJP out of power

In a surprise turn of events, the Congress said today it will extend support to the JD(S) in forming the next government in Karnataka where the election is likely to throw up a hung Assembly.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters after a meeting with central Congress leaders, including Gulam Nabi Azad, that the party will back the JD(S) in forming the government.

It was not yet clear if the Congress would extend support from outside or be part of the new government.

“We have decided that the Congress will extend support to the JD(S) to form the government. That’s the best way to keep the BJP out (of power),” Siddaramaiah said.

Azad said a Congress delegation will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala in the evening.

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