BJP veteran BS Yeddyurappa has said that in the coming Lok Sabha elections, if the party won 22 seats of LokSabha in the forthcoming elections within 24 hours, BJP would form the government in the next 24 hours in Karnataka. That is, the JDS-Congress government will fall. In spite of emerging as the largest party in the last year’s assembly elections, the BJP failed to form the government. BJP needed the support of seven MLAs for the magical figure of the majority, but after the elections, JDS-Congress joined hands to get away BJP from power. JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy became the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Meanwhile, Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) chief HD Deve Gowda said in the past that the allocation of seats in Karnataka with Congress is likely to be completed by March 13-14. At the delusion from which seat he will contest, the former Prime Minister made it clear that he has not even reached any decision on this. He said, “… on the issue of sharing of seats in 13 days or 14 March, we will reach the final stage in a day or two.”
Last week, the meeting on the seat-sharing topic happened between Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Deve Gowda in Delhi but did not reach any conclusions. While decreasing the demand of his party, Deve Gowda had asked Congress to give at least 10 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats to his party. Priorly, JDS had asked for 12 seats first.
Meanwhile, Congress has held a meeting of the selection committee led by the party general secretary to discuss the seats and candidates. On Thursday, the Karnataka Congress Election Committee had finalized a panel of names for 15 seats out of 28 in its meeting.