'Will get the numbers': BJP confident of forming government in Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which fell short of halfway mark of 112 in Karnataka assembly election results, on Wednesday exuded confidence in forming the next government in the state saying it will have the required number soon.

With 104 seats, BJP has emerged as the single largest party in Karnataka assembly polls where the counting of votes was conducted on Tuesday. The saffron party, however, fell short of a majority in the 224-member Assembly where the Congress has backed third-placed rival JD(S) to stake claim to form the government.

Both JD(S) state Chief H D Kumaraswamy and BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa yesterday met the Governor to stake claim to form the government.

Speaking to media ahead of BJP legislature party meeting in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Yeddyurappa said he will meet Governor Vajubhai Vala later in the day.

“During the legislature party meeting the leader will be elected. From there we will go to Raj Bhavan immediately. We will claim to form the govt. Most probably we will ask the Governor to give us time tomorrow,” he said.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who along with other Dharmendra Pradhan and J P Nadda was sent to Bengaluru by BJP chief Amit Shah yesterday, said, "People want BJP government and we will make it. Anyone can create unnatural tensions, but people of Karnataka are with us. After meeting, we will take necessar...

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