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BJP resorting to "horsetrading", alleges Kumaraswamy

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

JD(S) H D today accused the BJP of being in a "hurry" to form the government in despite falling short of numbers, and resorting to "horsetrading" by trying to lure his party MLAs with money.

Speaking to reporters here after his election as of the JD(S) Legislature Party, he alleged that BJP was making attempts to lure his party MLAs with monetary offers.

The BJP was trying to "misuse" its power being in office at the Centre, he charged.

said the Congress-JD(S) combine had a "clear majority" with the support of 116 MLAs.

"Without the numbers, how can they (BJP) form the government?" he asked.

said he was not out to grab power.

As the state Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, the JD(S) and have come together and petitioned to allow the combine to form its government.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 12:55 IST