Congress said it would observe "Save Democracy Day" on Friday, with party workers and leaders holding protest marches at all district and state headquarters to protest over the manner in which "democracy was subverted" and the "Constitution was trampled" by the Karnataka Governor.
The Governor gave the BJP 15 days to prove its majority in the hung Assembly where the Congress has 78 members, the Janata Dal (Secular) 37 members and there are three others, including a BSP member, allied with the JDS.
The BJP, after being invited by the Governor and being given 15 days to prove its numbers on the floor of the House, will be working hard to get around its deficit of eight. Who are these eight, what will be done to get their loyalty is all the buzz in town,
Karnataka assembly election results: A day after a record 72.13 per cent of 5.06-crore electorate voted, both Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP leader Yeddyurappa claimed their parties would garner more than 120 seats, while the JD(S) has decided to take a wait-and-watch approach.
Karnataka Assembly Elections: After leading the Congress charge across Karnataka over the last few weeks, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah left Chamundeshwari — one of the two constituencies he is contesting — for the very end.
Karnataka Assembly Elections: The stakes were high. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah vacated this seat for his son, Yathindra, and Varuna was a keenly watched seat. Until late April, when Yeddyurappa announced his son would not contest.
BS Yeddyurappa, the man of the hour, has led the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka to a 104-seat victory. Now after much struggle, as he takes oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka, a look back at how it has always been a battle for him.