Bengaluru, Aug 30: The Janata Dal-Congress coalition government in Karnataka headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy completed 100 days, amidst opposition prediction of its early fall.
The coalition government came to power despite BJP emerged as the single largest party by winning 104 seats in the May 12 election to the Legislative Assembly as it failed to muster support of 9 more MLAs to reach the magic figure 113 needed to form the government though Governor Vajubhai Vala invited former Chief Minister and BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa to form the government.
The invitation by the Governor to BJP also attracted Supreme Court intervention as JDS and Congress approached it against the Governor's decision citing example of Goa where though Congress had emerged as single largest party the Governor paved way for BJP and its allies to form the government.
The Apex Court's direction to Yeddyurappa to prove the majority within 24 hours instead of 15 days time given by the Governor. And this direction thrashed dreams of the Saffron party as due to short duration it could not muster needed support from other party or independent MLAs. (UNI)