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Governor constitutionally obliged to invite Cong-JDS: Sibal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior today said that was "constitutionally obliged" to invite the Congress-Dal (Secular) post-poll alliance to form the government in the state.

Sibal, also a senior advocate, said that has "no choice" but to invite them to form the government.

"The is constitutionally obliged to invite the Congress-Dal (Secular) combine. There is no choice with the Governor, but to invite us to form the government," Sibal told

Earlier in the day, JD(S) and leaders had met the Governor in Bengaluru and submitted a list claiming support of 117 MLAs with a plea to consider their claim for government formation.

The delegation led by JD(S) state unit chief H D Kumaraswamy and KPCC G Parameshwara met the Governor after both the parties held their respective legislature party meetings.

In the May 12 polls, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 members, while secured 78, the JD(S) 37 and others three.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 20:05 IST