But the latest development is that Congress has sealed the deal with JDS Kumaraswamy after its president Sonia Gandhi called upon Deve Gowda offering Chief minister post to JD(s). The Congress & JD(s) combine has a strength of 117 including 2 independents support.
A statement from JD(s) says “JD(S) had always maintained that HD Kumaraswamy will be CM. As per results, we’re doing everything to keep BJP out of power. Congress has extended its support, we have accepted it. We will jointly go to meet Governor after 5.30 pm today. We have got the mandate. We will form a government and HD Kumaraswamy will be the next CM of Karnataka”.