Desk: All eyes are set on Karnataka, with the state governor to decide who will form the next government.
Presently, Karnataka is heading for a hung assembly. Though BJP emerged as the single largest party in the state, but failed to achieve the magic figure. The Congress party took everyone to surprise, when it offered to support the JD(S). Deve Gowda’s party also accepted the offer and has decided to stake claim to form the next government in Karnataka.
The governor of a state, according to rules, calls the leader of the single-largest party or pre-poll alliance to form the government. In case of a hung assembly, the governor has the power to ask the leader to prove the majority on the floor of the House.
The governor, in this case, will have to take his call as the Congress and the JD(S) did not have any pre-poll alliance. It will be his decision whether to invite them to form a government or not.
On the other hand, the BJP has sent Dharmendra Pradhan, Prakash Javadekar and JP Nadda to Karnataka to talk with possible allies to get the required numbers to form the government.