"Karnataka Congress Legislature Party met in Hyderabad and unanimously elected Shri @siddaramaiah as the leader of the CLP as per the directions of Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi," Karnataka Pradesh Congress said in a tweet.
The newly elected MLAs ofCongress and JDS are camping at a hotel in Hyderabad since today, fearing alleged poaching attempt by the BJP.
The BJP has 104 MLAs, seven short of thehalf mark of 111. The Congress won 78 seats and JD(S) 37 in the May assembly elections.
Striking a post-poll alliance, theCongress-JDS combine has claimed the support of 117 MLAs,including one of BSP and an Independent.
Polling was held in 222 of the state's 224 seats, for which results were declared on May 15.
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