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Posted at: May 16, 2018, 11:41 AM; last updated: May 16, 2018, 11:41 AM (IST)

We have support of some Congress, JD(S) MLAs: BJP leader

We have support of some Congress, JD(S) MLAs: BJP leader
Senior Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader KS Eshwarappa.

Bengaluru, May 16

Senior Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader KS Eshwarappa on Wednesday said that their party is in touch with some Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs as they hope to stitch together a majority to form the government in the state.

“Many JD(S) and Congress MLAs are angry with Congress and JD(S) going together to form the government, they will come with the BJP. We have support of some Congress and JD(S) MLAs,” Eshwarappa told reporters here.

He also asserted that the BJP will form the government in the state.

Talking to ANI, Eshwarappa said, “There is no doubt we will form the government, 100 per cent we'll do that. Wait and watch. Results came out only yesterday. It has been only a day. See what can happen in Karnataka in a day.” Eshwarappa bagged the Shivamogga seat with a tremendous margin in the Karnataka Assembly elections.

He secured 1,04,027 votes, defeating Congress' K.B. Prasanna Kumar by a margin of 46,107.

Meanwhile, BJP's Basavaraj Bommai said that the party wasn't approaching any individuals as of now, but added that politics is the art of possibility.

“Political scenario will unfold in next two-three days. It depends on development in political parties. As of now, we aren't approaching any individuals but politics is art of possibility,” Bommai told reporters.

The BJP, which managed to gain a hold on 104 seats, has emerged as the single largest party but has failed to cross the half-way mark of 112 in the 224-member Assembly.

On the other hand, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S), with 78 and 38 seats respectively, are staking claim to form a government in the state. ANI


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