A day after the Karnataka result, a fractured verdict left the state in a state of limbo. The Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) formed a post-poll alliance and approached the Governor to stake claim of forming the government. Meanwhile, both parties accused the BJP - which is confident of forming the government - of trying to poach their MLAs.
Governor Vajubhai Vala kept everyone guessing through the day. But invited the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form the government at the end of the day.