BJP aims at majority in Karnataka MLC polls, JD(S) likely to support

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Karnataka is aiming to gain a majority in the Legislative Council elections scheduled to be held on December 10.

Former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa has already appealed to JD(S) leaders to support BJP candidates.

The election is heating up as November 23 (Tuesday) is the final day for submission of nominations. The BJP has announced its candidates whereas the Congress and the JD(S) are likely to make the announcements by Monday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already completed its Jan Swaraj Yatra across the state. Top leaders, including Yediyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, D.V. Sadananda Gowda and cabinet ministers, toured the state to strengthen the party and galvanise party workers for the polls.

The Congress on the other hand is launching scathing attacks on the BJP over the Bitcoin scandal.

Though the JD(S) has not made any open statement in this regard, sources say that since the party is enjoying the position of 'Speaker' in the Council with the support of the BJP, it is almost certain that it will be supporting the saffron party.

To attain a majority in the 75-member council, the magic number of 38 has to be attained.

The BJP is presently the single largest party with 32 members, the Congress 29 and the JD(S) 12. But, still the JD(S) holds the position of Speaker in the Council with the saffron party's support.

The Council elections are being held for 25 seats as the term of as many sitting members of the Legislative Council from 20 Local Authorities' constituencies will expire on January 5, 2022.

The BJP will have to win more than 12 seats for gaining a majority.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is under tremendous pressure to win a majority in the Council elections after the party's defeat in the Hangal by-polls.

If the BJP attains power, it could get all the enacted Bills passed without depending on the other parties.

The chances of the Congress attaining a majority are very thin.

However, the Congress is taking its time to finalise candidates and the JD(S) is likely to field only winning candidates and support the BJP in other constituencies.







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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    JD(s) is "APATH BHANDHAVA". They are surviving with 20 to 30 seats. And also King Maker, no doubt.

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  • Shankunni Mair, Guruvayupoor

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    JD(S) also know as the Appa, Magga, Mommagha Party, will lend its support to any party as long as they stand to gain, firstly monetarily otherwise position where again they can amass more wealth. Shameless bunch of politicians, no ethics whatsoever.

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021 crook they need to win. Now they are begging JDS .

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  • Kumar, Al-Khor, Qatar

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Harish, Mangalore... begging is better than stealing and looting, which Mughals used to do..

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Harish Mangalore. Come on yaar, All political parties WANT to win and have their own strategies. So when RaGa and Siddu can flee to a safe constituency Wayanad and Badami to win on Muslim votes, its fair enough. But when others work hard for it in their own constituency ,, its 'hook or crook'

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Readers, INC is in a pathetic, miserable state of affairs... when they can't win in an MLC election, then how can they dream of winning in the legislature in Karnataka ??

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Legislative councils are additional burden to state exchequer... Moreover, only 6 out of 28 states have these LCs, high time to abolish them if we truly believe in max governance and min government.

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    JDS likely to support. Haha ha... Yes JDS is always there to support any party if they get high posts or money.. JDS has no dignity...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Suratkal

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    JDS is like Dog & Bone …

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Jossey Saldanha, Suratkal. What a hypocricy. As long as JDS were a savior of the Bhaima Congress, you guys were okay with JDS. Now JDS is an useless party. Tomorrow if Dodda Gowdru says that he will support Congress, you guys will call him a saint. Come on !

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    rightly said Baiamma CONgress.

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  • JNB, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    BJP means BITCOIN 😂🤣

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    BJP, you are just aiming at winning in the polls/election. Cant you give attention towards law and order which has lost shape very badly. Minor girls are raped/murdered by more than one.... Everywhere hearing of suicides/murders/fights/cheating/threatening....and so on. One side this...other side no jobs, things are not in the reach of common man.. what you are doing...your MLA/ministers are ready just to give speeches....govt officials/banks are just acting harsh towards their customers...In this state, you are survrying and very eager and enthusiastic to find out how many seats you wil WIN ? What your elected officials are doing ? Its so shameful to know such things from an administrative party !!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Mon, Nov 22 2021

    BJP’s aim to hit the target depends on it’s illegal drugs and Bitcoin businesses.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    The moment Baima CONgress leaders names cropped up in Bitcoin issue, they stopped all activity on this front!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Nov 23 2021

    Even parrot can repeat any names but Sidda challenged BJP to show evidence and file case against congress leaders which has not happened till date. Your police are dragging their feet to file case against BJP leaders. Why?????…

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