NEW DELHI: Leaders of the Congress and the Janata Dal Secular are meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the next government in Karnataka. The Congress has planned go to the Supreme Court if the Governor's decision is in favour of the BJP, sources in the party said after BS Yeddyurappa, prospective BJP chief minister, met him today.
With 104 seats, the BJP is eight short of majority in the 224-seat assembly, but claims it will have the numbers. JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy said the BJP tried to poach on his partymen, offering them Rs. 100 crore and cabinet berths.
After the scare over missing lawmakers in the morning, the Congress and the JD(S) took all their lawmakers in a bus for the meeting with the Governor. Party leaders have indicated that they will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to convince the Governor that they have the numbers.