BJP offering Rs.100 crores to JDS MLAs, says Kumaraswamy
No single party was able to win a majority of 113 seats in the Karnataka elections, paving way for frantic negotiations and post-poll alliances on Tuesday. The BJP, which won 104 seats in the 224-member House, emerged as the single largest party but fell short of complete majority. The Congress, with 78 seats, and the JD(S) with 37 — together they have 117 seats (with the support of 1 BSP and 1 Independent) — rushed to join hands and stake claim to form the government in a bid to keep the BJP out of power in the state.
Counting is complete in 222 of 224 seats. Two of the seats, RR Nagar and Jayanagar, will see repoll on May 28.