Hotel or wherever we go, MLAs will stay together and discuss things. Congress is compelled to keep its MLAs together because of the horse-trading going on: Ashok Gehlot at KPCC, Bengaluru He thinks he is the boss of the party, the party has suffered because of his arrogant behaviour. He is not a true Congressman. Many people have this view of him but don't express it: K B Koliwad,Outgoing Karnataka Assembly Speaker and Congress leader on Siddaramaiah BJP has 104, Congress-JDS may have majority to form the govt, politics in the state has become dirty. The way power is being misused to put pressure on MLAs, use of ED, I-T and other agencies and allegations of Rs 100 Cr, all this has become a face of our democracy globally: Sanjay Raut BJP MPs Shobha Karandlaje, GM Siddeshwara and PC Mohan write to Home minister Rajnath Singh stating, 'we have every reason to believe that Karnataka govt is misusing its power and tapping our mobile phones. This is clear violation of our fundamental right to privacy.' The allegations that Siddaramaiah made on PM Modi that that latter has allowed 'horse trading' in Karnataka is condemnable, false, irresponsible and baseless: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Governor has assured that he will take action as per the Constitution. We have full faith in him that he will not do injustice. We have our numbers, not not even a single member has moved out. We will not allow any such thing to happen: DK Shivakumar, Congress
The BJP on Tuesday ended up with 104 of the 222 seats where polls were held on Saturday. The ruling Congress was defeated and could win only 78, but it quickly reached out to the Janata Dal Secular (JDS) of HD Deve Gowda - which won 38 - and offered an alliance where his son HD Kumaraswamy would be chief minister.