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Siddaramaiah elected CLP leader

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Former Karnataka was today elected as the of the Legislature Party at a meeting of party MLAs held in

"Karnataka Legislature Party met in and unanimously elected @as the of the as per the directions of @RahulGandhi," Karnataka Pradesh Congress said in a tweet.

The newly elected MLAs ofCongress and JDS are camping at a hotel in since today, fearing alleged poaching attempt by the BJP.

Siddaramaiah's election as the comes ahead of B SYeddyurappa seeking trust vote on the floor of the assemblytomorrow.

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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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 21:25 IST
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