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Bengaluru: Amid intense jockeying for power in Karnataka, the JD(S)-Congress combine's chief ministerial candidate H D Kumaraswamy claims the BJP offered his MLAs Rs 100 crore in bribes to break ranks and back the BJP in government formation, a charge rejected by the saffron party.
Hyderabad: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala should convene the Assembly quickly to settle the issue of majority as any delay would give elbow room for political parties to indulge in horse-trading, says retired Supreme Court Judge N Santosh Hegde.
Hyderabad: Describing the Raj Bhavan as "the centre of conspiracies by the BJP," CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy expresses doubts as to whether the JD(S) would be allowed to form the government with the Congress's support in Karnataka.
Bengaluru: Union minister Prakash Javadekar rubbishes JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy's charge that the BJP was offering Rs 100 crore to wean away his party MLAs in its bid to form a government in Karnataka, saying it is "imaginary".
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