Bengaluru, Jul 24: While the mood in Bharatiya Janata Party camp in Karnataka is that of jubilant following the fall of 14-month-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the State, a gloomy picture prevailed in both the alliance partners Congress and the JD(S) after the debacle.The day after the collapse of the coalition government, the residence of the Opposition BJP leader in the Assembly B S Yeddyurappa turned out to be rosy one as large number of party leaders visiting and congratulating their leader who is all set to become the Chief Minister of the State for a record fourth time.
Yeddyurappa, who was busy in receiving party leaders, friends and family members, in the morning, had a close-door meeting with his close associates and left to RSS state headquarters, Keshavakripa located at the Chamarajapete in the city. The BJP State President is expected to hold parleys with the RSS leaders and take their guidance in forming an alternate government in the state.According to party sources, a decision to stake claim to form the government in Karnataka, is expected to take place at the BJP’s Central Parliamentary Board, meeting in New Delhi this evening. one the state party leaders gave green signal to form the government, the State BJP president, B S Yeddyurappa, who is also the Legislature party leader for the BJP, would stake claim to form the government and meet the Governor Vajubhai Vala.
According to party sources, the new Government would come into existence only next week, as there are issues lating to the pending resignations of the rebel Congress and the JD(S) members are yet to be decided by the Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar.
Meanwhile, the Congress had lodged a complaint with the Speaker, to take action under anti-defection law against the party MLAs Srimanth Patil, who had defied the whip by abstaining during the floor test in the house on Tuesday.
It may be recalled that Srimanth Patil, who was staying in a resort along with other Congress MLAs, had flyed to Mumbai and allegedly got admitted into a hospital, on health grounds.Patil sent a letter to the Speaker Ramesh Kumar about his health condition and sought permission to not to attend the house.