Hubbali, May 11( BPNS)
With most of the exit polls predicting a hung verdict in Karnataka, both the national parties Congress and BJP have commenced backroom maneuvers to form the government.
BJP leaders in private told BPNS that if they fall short of a majority, they will try to bring in elected legislators from Congress and JD(S).
However Congress leader and leader of opposition in legislative council , BK Hariprasad while speaking to BPNS said , “ The Congress is not the old congress of Karnataka. We have evolved and poaching of our MLAs is not possible.”
Senior Congress leaders led by DK Shivakumar and Siddharamiah are in constant touch with AICC general secretary (organization) KC Venugopal on the strategies to be adopted in case the party falls short of a majority. The Karnataka Congress leaders are buoyed up over the two prized catches the party got from the BJP – former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and former Deputy CM , Laxman Suvadi.
Meanwhile former Chief Minister and JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy said that they will keep their legislators together and he will pitch in for Chief Minister’ss post.
The JD (S) leadership is of the opinion that without certain internal issues, the party could have got more than what the exit polls were predicting.