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ET View: Sensible decision in Karnataka, now to let the December 5 bypolls decide the ex-MLAs’ future

The 14 MLAs who quit from Congress and the three from the Janata Dal (Secular) last July, leading to the fall of the JD(S)-Congress government, may have reasons other than pure disagreement and/or disenchantment with the way their own parties were going about governing and such things. Now, it’s for the bypolls on December 5, to decide the fate of the 17.

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  • The Sena is bargaining hard for an equal share in the power, which means an equal number of ministries and the rotational CM. Sena won 56 seats in the Assembly polls. Both the parties are known for making hard bargains in the past also.

    "Without giving power to the anti-defection law, we pat our back saying that we have introduced the law. What is there in the anti-defection law? To prohibit them (public representatives) from arbitrary acts of resigningwhenever they want and can be easily influenced," Kumaraswamy said.

    Amid suspense over the government formation, leaders of ruling allies, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena, met Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari separately here on Monday.

    The recent election show how the slowdown is finally starting to show up as an electoral determinant.

    Hailing the top court order, BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel said already the election date has been announced and the party would convene a meeting to discuss the future course of action.

    The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena combine on Thursday raced ahead in its bid to retain power in Maharashtra by notching leads in 1...

    The BJP is leading in Lucknow Cantt, Manikpur, Balha, Govind Nagar, Ghosi and in Pratapgarh where its ally, the Apna Dal candidate is leading. The Samajwadi Party (SP) is leading in Rampur where Tanzeen Fatima, wife of SP MP Azam Khan, is the candidate.

    The BJP, which had set a target of winning 75 seats ahead of the polls, is leading in 38 seats, while the Congress is ahead in 32 constituencies. The fledgling Jannayak Janta Party, which fought its maiden assembly polls, is also ahead in 10 seats.

    As counting continues - and no clear winner emerges in the state of Haryana - Congress chief Kumari Selja taunted the BJP on Twitter; branding their regime as one of misgovernance and inequality.

    Although the BJP will form the government in Maharashtra with Shiv Sena and is likely to get the numbers in Haryana, the party will have to introspect what went wrong after a resounding victory, just a few months ago, in the Lok Sabha elections.

    Of the 11 seats of the state where bypolls were held, eight were held by the BJP and one by ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). Two other seats were shared by the SP and the BSP. The bypolls were mostly necessitated after legislators got elected to the LS.

    As the trends emerged in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday started making crucial moves towards Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) as they aim for the 46-seat majority mark.

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