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BJP be given first chance to form Karnataka government: Ex-Speaker

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Former said on Tuesday that Vajubhai should give the BJP the first chance to form the new government in the state since it was the single-largest party in the new house.

"The BJP should be called first. They are the single largest party (in the new Assembly)," told a television channel here.

The veteran said that in case the BJP claims to have the numbers to form the new government, the should also convene a special session of the new Assembly for a floor test.

"The should tell the to prove its majority on the floor of the house," said.

"Alternately (in case BJP says it is incapable of cobbling up a majority), the Governor should give chance to other two parties (Congress, Janata Dal-Secular) who have claimed they together have the numbers. Whoever is called has to prove its majority on the floor of the house," the former said.

voters have delivered a hung Assembly verdict as none of the major parties able to reach the halfway mark in the 224-member Assembly, with BJP ending up with 104 seats, the with 78 and JD-S with 38 seats. Elections were held in 222 seats on May 12.

In a dramatic turn of events, the announced backing to the Janata Dal-Secular to form the new government whereas the BJP urged the Governor to to allow it to prove its majority in the as it was the single largest party in the new house.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:32 IST