THE KARANATKA BJP is yet to stake claim government and the state unit looking to the central leadership for its go-ahead.
The BJP showed no hurry to stake claim to form the next government . party keepping eye on the number game with both the resignations of rebel Congress and JDS MLAs and the pleas for their disqualification still pending with Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.
The 14-month old Congress-JDS government collapsed on Tuesday after losing the confidence motion moved by Kumaraswamy in the Assembly after a struggle for power for three weeks, with several political twists and turns and a legal battle following the resignation of 15 rebel MLAs.
jagadish Shettar, BJP, in Delhi said We met Amit Shah & JP Nadda regarding the political scenario in #Karnataka, formation of BJP govt there & steps to be taken. They want to discuss again then they will take a final decision in the Parliamentary Board meeting.
meanwhile The counsel for lawmakers R Shankar and H Nagesh had told a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that the MLAs wanted to withdraw the petition to instruct Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar to conduct the floor test “forthwith”, as it had taken place .
Supreme Court allows the two Karnataka independent MLAs to withdraw their petition, after HD Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and tendered his resignation.
If the Congress and JD(S) rebels’ disqualification petition is accepted by Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, the strength of the House will come down to 205 from 224, and the BJP will get through in the trust vote with 105 MLAs of its own.
If the Speaker does not decide on their disqualification for some more time, the BJP won’t be able to prove the majority as the required number is 112 or 113. Even if they manage, the government will be shaky.
The state BJP leaders say that the party high command is treading cautiously because the disqualification petition of 15 rebel Congress and JDS MLAs pending.