Congress Legislatures Party (CLP) meeting is now in progress even as there is all possibility of the party resorting to Resort politics by taking newly elected party legislators to a resort fearing BJP indulging in ‘Operation Kamal’ to lure its MLAs.
Yesterday, BJP, which had won 104 seats in the May 12 election in which polling was held for 222 seats, Mr Yeddyurappa
met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claim to form the Government since they have emerged as the single largest party.
Congress-JD(S) leaders, including former Union Ministers Gulab Nabi Azad, Ashok Ghelot, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, JD-S State President H D Kumaraswamy met the Governor and staked claim to form a coalition government. Two two parties had submitted a letter to the Governor listing support of 118 member that included legislators from the two parties and two independents.
“We are receiving information about BJP trying to contact our legislators but we will not allow such move to succeed”, Congress leader and former Minister D K Shivakumar told newsmen before attending the CLP meeting.
Since Congress has extended unconditional support to JD(S) to form the Government the ball is in the court of Governor to invite leading party to form the next Government.
The CLP meeting, though scheduled for 0830 hrs it was delayed since legislators had to arrive from various places.
Mr Siddaramaiah, before attending the CLP meeting, told reporters that “all the party legislators are united and BJP will not succeed in its attempt to indulge in horse trade”.
In the morning BJP leader Prakash Javdekar met Mr Kumaraswamy and sought support from JD(S) to form the next government with BJP. However, party sources indicated that Mr Kumarswamy told Mr Javdekar that the party has already committed to Congress and there wont be going back on the decision.