Karnataka Live Updates: Channels report hectic efforts on to poach Congress, JDS MLAs

Gauribidanur Congress MLA-elect Shivashankara Reddy says he has not received any advances from BJP. Asserts he does not want to join BJP to be in power & expresses dislike towards BJP's ideologies; reports News 9

Congress doing its best to thwart 'Operation Kamala'. MLAs to be flown to Kochi in chartered flights at 08:30 PM; reports News 9

AAP Leader & Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia participates in a protest at Vijay Chowk by Rashtra Manch Convenor Yashwant Sinha against unconstitutional practice & murder of democracy by BJP Govt in Karnataka

This is not the system. Irrespective of whose govt it is, it is their duty to provide protection, provide security to the elected representatives: KH Muniyappa, Congress on security withdrawn from outside Eagleton Resort; reports ANI

BS Yeddyurappa is favoring IAS & IPS officers close to him by giving them key positions in the new govt. Transfers Additional Chief Secy LK Atheed, appoints M Lakshminarayana in place of him; reports News 9

I was shocked to see BS Yedyurappa hold a Cabinet meeting and take certain decisions immediately after swearing-in, without even having the ministers: Tejashwi Yadav; reports CNN News 18

I have got appointment with Governor at 1pm tomorrow ... I’ll be going with Congress supporters as well. Will provide letter of support to Governor: Tejashwi Yadav; CNN News 18

Former Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh & former Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma have sought time from respective Governors of the state for a meeting tomorrow; reports ANI

If I get the opportunity tomorrow, will clear floor test: Tejashwi Yadav; reports CNN News 18

Janardhana Reddy steps-in for 'Operation Kamala', targets 7-8 newly elected MLAs. His close aide Subhash dials family & friends of Gouribidanur MLA - NH Shivashankara Reddy & Pavagada MLA- Venkataramanappa; reports News 9

Members & workers of Congress protest across the nation against #Karnataka Governor for inviting BS Yeddyurappa to form govt there; reports ANI with visuals from Jaipur and Mumbai

Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to meet Manipur Governor on Friday and stake claim to reform the government on the basis of single largest party; reports CNN News 18

Lucknow: Members and workers of Congress staged protest against Karnataka Governor for inviting BS Yedurappa to form govt there; reports ANI

Jayanagar constituency's poll that got countermanded due to the death of BN Vijay Kumar will have its polling on June 11th & counting will take place on June 16th; reports News 9

CM BS Yeddyurappa's first major surgery, transfers 4 IPS officers & CM Additional Chief Secretary; reports TV9 Kannada

Former BJP stalwart Yashwant Sinha on a "dharna" outside Rashtrapati Bhawan against "BJP forming government in Karnataka unconstitutionally"

We are not only single largest party but we are also the single largest block, the governor should have given us the right to form the govt in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav; reports CNN News 18

How will BJP prove majority? Amit Shah has only one formula, horse-trading or sending agencies like CBI & ED behind MLAs of other parties. It's dictatorship by BJP. If we aren't united today then it was Bihar y'day, Karnataka today, can be MP or Rajasthan tomorrow: Tejashwi Yadav; ANI reports

All 38 MLAs are with us, BJP can’t divide them, I have taken responsibility for their security: HD Kumaraswamy; reports CNN News 18

We'll meet the Governor at 1 pm tomorrow & demand that like BJP, the single largest party in Karnataka, was called to form the govt, similarly the current govt here be dissolved & the single largest party, RJD, be invited to form the govt: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD; reports ANI

I will prove the majority very soon: Yeddyurappa; reports CNN News 18

Ashok Gehlot writes to all Pradesh Congress Committees, leaders & workers to organise state-wide dharnas at state capitals & district HQs tomorrow to protest against K'taka Governor for inviting BS Yeddurappa for making govt in K'taka; reports ANI

I assure farmers that i will waive off farm loans in a few days: Yeddyurappa; reports News 9

Spoke to PM Narendra Modi at 11:30 pm and got his blessings: BS Yeddyurappa; reports News 9

After Pratap Gowda Singh and Ramesh Laxman Rao, another Congress MLA reported missing from the Eagleton resort. BJP denies any involvement; reports CNN News 18

Sources claim after BS Yeddyurappa's order, Eagleton resort's police security withdrawn. Congress now moving MLAs to Punjab or Kerala; reports CNN News 18

I will meet Honourable Governor of Bihar along with MLAs as we are single largest party of Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav; reports ABP News

BJP leaders felicitate CM Yeddyurappa at the BJP party office; reports News 9

Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa addressing the media in Bengaluru; reports ANI

In 2017, we won 17 seats & were single largest party & continue to be but Governor chose to invite the BJP which had 13 seats. In Karnataka, Governor invited BJP as they are the single largest party. So, we appeal to Governor to invite us to form govt: Yatish Naik, Congress; reports ANI

We (Congress) challenge him (Amit Shah) to prove majority: RS Surjewala

Congress will observe 18 May as "save the democracy" day all over India: RS Surjewala

The Governor worked as a BJP Karyakarta. Earlier, he sacrificed his seat for Modiji, yesterday and today morning he sacrificed democracy and constitution for Modi ji: RS Surjewala

BS Yeddyurappa is going to be the CM for a day, half of which has already gone by: Randeep Surjewala, Congress; reports ANI

Yeddyurappa is a CM for one day. Vaju Bhai has murdered democracy. Earlier, he had left his seat for Narendra Modi: RS Surjewala

Why did the SC ask BJP to submit the letter by 10 tomorrow? Because, BJP did not have majority: RS Surjewala

We are 117, out of that 1 or 2 are in touch with our leaders. They will come back, nothing to worry: Ramalinga Reddy when asked that Congress MLAs Pratap Gowda Patil & Anand Singh are missing; reports ANI

Karnataka ripples in Goa: All 16 Goa Congress MLAs will march to Raj Bhawan calling on Governor on Friday, staking claim to form govt, claiming to be the single-largest party; reports CNN News 18

Congress Goa in-charge Chella Kumar to leave for Goa today, he with other party leaders will meet the Guv tomorrow & say that being the single largest party Congress should be invited to form govt in Goa. If necessary Congress can parade its MLAs also at Governor house: Sources; reports ANI

BJP had invited me for talks but I did not go: Karnataka Congress MLA D.H. Hulageri; reports ABP News

Congress MLA Anand Singh remains incommunicado. Singh has failed to reach Bengaluru despite assurance to KPCC Chief. BJP leaders are reportedly in touch with the Congress MLA, reports News 9

Congress-JDS move another plea in the Supreme Court to stop nomination of an Anglo-Indian member to the Karnataka assembly. The plea claims it can't be done until BS Yeddyurappa proves majority on the floor of the house, reports CNN News18

Senior Lawyers Arrive At Raj Bhavan To Submit Letter To Governor Over BJP Allowed To Form Govt; reports TV9 Kannada

HD Kumaraswamy consults senior SC lawyers through phone. HDK discusses legal options with the lawyers; reports News 9

Newly elected Humnabad Congress MLA Rajashekar Patil leaves Eagleton resort in Bidadi citing health reasons. Cops stop MLA at the gate & let him leave after speaking to #DKSuresh over phone. Rajashekar Patil is reportedly on BJP's MLA list

Congress fears split in MLAs after two MLAs go missing

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav: "RJD will organise a one day dharna in protest against the murder of democracy in Karnataka"

HD Kumaraswamy Holds Crucial Meet with JDS MLAs at Shangri La Hotel

JD(S)-Congress delegation to meet Governor at 4 pm

The Governor exercised his power because he knows Modi? People need answer. This is nothing but gross abuse of power. He is protege of Modi and is working under his instructions. This is dictatorship: Ram Jethmalani,

Advocate NP Amrutesh files PIL in Karnataka High Court against BJP forming Govt in the state. PIL states Court should not allow defection of MLAs to BJP through resigning or cross voting

What BJP is doing is against democracy. Democracy should be respected. Elections will lose value if this system continues. K'Taka governor is working like BJP's agent: Anand Sharma, Congress.

HD Kumaraswamy performed pooja in temple in front of Vidhana Soudha

BJP leader R Ashoka briefs media, says Congress is desperate to regain power in Karnataka.

Democracy is in safe hands, says Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu

West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee: "I endorse the views of MayawatiJi. We must give full respect to the maker of our Constitution, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar"

Ravi Shankar Prasad "Congress Party who is talking about democratic values must also respect democratic mandate in #Karnataka. The mandate of people is clearly against the Congress and its Chief Minister Siddaramaiah"

Congress to stage a dharna at Rajghat in New Delhi from 2:45 PM today.

HD Kumaraswamy: I’m confident that Congress and JD(S) MLAs will stay with us to save the democratic system

JDS Supremo HD Deve Gowda to head to Tirupati today. Deve Gowda will have Lord Balaji's darshan on his birthday tomorrow.

MK Stalin, DMK: "All of us saw how PM Modi misused the office of Governor in Tamil Nadu. The same has been done in Karnataka. This is totally against democracy and rule of law. We condemn it"

JDS MLAs arrive at Eagleton Resort in Bengaluru

Hours after taking oath on Thursday, an upbeat Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said he was confident of winning the majority and being in power for five years

Congress MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao: "116 MLA’s of Congress and JD(S) unitedly protesting against the unconstitutional, illegal swearing in of BS Yeddyurappa as CM. It’s back to corrupt practises, horse trading & blackmailing politics by BJP after 5 years of peace, stability & progress"

Karnataka Congress chief G Parameshwara: "Absolute dishonour to the Constitution of India. JDS + CONG is the largest coalition majority, which is rightfully eligible to form a Govt. We will not let BJP suppress it. BJP, you cannot buy everything with money"

Karnataka Congress chief G Parameshwara: "Here's a news for you all: There's no place for democracy in India anymore. BJP has dishonoured the precedents. We will continue to condemn this dictatorship"

Karnataka Govt Formation: BSY holds first meet after becoming CM in Vidhana Soudha

Congress are busy people and they don’t require me. There should be open publicity of what the BJP has said to the governor that he has taken such a stupid action: Ram Jethmalani, senior lawyer

It's a shame for BJP that they have gone down to this level. Our MLAs will stay with us 100%: DK Shivakumar, Congress on BS Yeddyurappa's swearing-in: DK Shivakumar, Congress

It is a conspiracy to destroy the constitution made by Baba Saheb Ambedkar, since they (BJP) came to power, they have been misusing government machinery, thereby attacking democracy: Mayawati on BS Yeddyurappa being sworn in as Karnataka CM

Opposition governments offer 'Shelter' to Congress, JD(S) MLAs. JDS MLAs may shift to Vizag or Hyderabad; Congress MLAs may shift to Kerala

Yeddyurappa promises farm loan upto 1 lakh waiver soon; reports TV9 Kannada

Independent MLAs hamare touch mein hain, kaam ho jaega: BJP MLA B Sriramulu on being asked about proving majority in floor test

"Democracy has been brazenly manipulated, mutilated and massacred in Karnataka. All eyes are now on the Supreme Court to come out in protection of the Constitutional ethos" says Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh

BJP's MLA-elect Sriramulu claims that BJP has the support of independent MLAs

Congress MLAs being shifted to Eagleton Resort from Vidhana Soudha

Whatever BJP is doing is unconstitutional. 100% sure we will form the govt: Siddaramaiah, Former Karnataka CM

Today constitution is being attacked. In Karnataka on one side there are MLAs standing and on the other side the Governor. JDS has said its MLAs have been offered Rs 100 crore each: Rahul Gandhi

Wait till tomorrow or day after tomorrow: BS Yeddyurappa on floor test

Will study on documents regarding farm loan waiver on Friday: CM Yeddyurappa

Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani mentioned before CJI Bench of Dipak Misra, justices AM Khanwilkar & DY Chandrachud application for urgent hearing against Karnataka Guv for inviting BSY for making govt. The Bench directed him to mention it tomorrow before an appropriate bench

JDS leaders HD Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy and Congress leaders including Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara and Mallikarjun Kharge protest along with 2 independents and their MLAs at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday

Visuals from outside Vidhana Soudha, Congress , JD(S) stage protest outside Vidhana Soudha. HD Deve Gowda, HD Kumarswamy, Siddaramaiah join protest

Two independent MLAs claiming to join BJP, join Congress protest

JD(S)'s HD Deve Gowda joins Congress protest at Vidhan Soudha, against BS Yeddyurappa sworn-in as CM of Karnataka.

BS Yeddyurappa has taken the oath but it's difficult to prove majority. Governor should have called those who had maximum numbers. When this happens people say, loktantra ki hatya ho gayi, lekin jab desh mein loktantra bacha hi nahi hai toh hatya kiski hogi:Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

HD Kumaraswamy: Modi govt is misusing institutions of central govt. I know they are threatening MLAs. Anand Singh (Cong MLA) told 'they are using ED, I had a case in ED & they are going to screw me. I'm sorry I have to protect my interest,' another Cong MLA who spoke to Singh told me

Our plan is to safeguard MLA strength. Already, BJP is working out a plan to purchase MLAs. Where is the strength of BJP to prove majority? Governor Vajubhai Vala misused his office: HD Kumaraswamy, JD(S), outside Vidhana Soudha

All MLAs are here except Anand Singh, he is in clutches of Narendra Modi: DK Suresh, Congress MP at Vidhan Soudha in #Bengaluru

HD Kumaraswamy: I will request my father (HD Deve Gowda) to take the lead & talk to all regional parties & see how BJP is destroying democratic systems, we have to come together to protect interests of the country

Government has opened all doors for horse-trading: Manish Tewari, Congress

JD(S) party workers protest in Mandya against Governor's decision.

All MLAs are in contact, the two MLAs who are not present here right now will come, I also just came back from Mangaluru: Congress MLA Khader

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa enters Vidhan Soudha after being sworn-in as the CM of Karnataka

HD Deve Gowda leaves from his residence for Shangri-La Hotel, where JD(S) MLAs are lodged, reports ANI.

Congress protests at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Vidhan Soudha, against BS Yeddyurappa being sworn-in as CM of Karnataka

Congress MLAs and leaders, including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Siddaramaiah gather at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Vidhan Soudha to protest against BS Yeddyurappa's swearing in as CM of Karnataka, reports CNN News18

BJP is jumping the guns as the matter is still pending before the SC: Siddaramaiah, reports NEWS9

Congress and JD(S) MLAs leave from Eagleton Resort, to hold protest outside Vidhana Soudha (Karnataka Assembly)

If Congress wants to protest, they should protest against Rahul Gandhi says Union Minister Ananth Kumar, reports ANI

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa shows the victory sign after being sworn-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Watch: BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

BS Yeddyurappa arrives at Raj Bhavan, to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister shortly

Rahul Gandhi: The BJP’s irrational insistence that it will form a Govt. in Karnataka, even though it clearly doesn’t have the numbers, is to make a mockery of our Constitution. This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy.

I think all the precedents are with the Governor's decision. We will get the support, we will prove our majority on the floor of the House: Ananth Kumar, BJP at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru

BJP workers chant 'Vande Mataram' and 'Modi, Modi' outside Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, as oath taking ceremony of BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM to is set to begin shortly

Swearing-in ceremony of BS Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka to begin shortly; Union Ministers JP Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan and Prakash Javadekar present at Raj Bhavan

BS Yeddyurappa leaves for Raj Bhavan, to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister shortly.

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