The BJP leaders, however, feel that the bypoll results will not have any impact on the general elections when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a big factor.
After being pulled up by its top brass for its handling of party candidate in Ramanagara, the state BJP decided to knock on the doors of the Election Commission hoping to get an extension on poll date
After 16 days of relentless price hikes, petrol price was today cut by about 60 paise a litre and diesel by 56 paise on the back of softening international oil rates and strengthening Indian rupee.
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N Chandrababu Naidu today termed the resignation of B S Yeddyurappa as Karnataka Chief Minister a "victory of democracy" and said it was a day everybody should feel proud of.
Yeddyurappa navigated the choppy waters of politics with the consummate ease of a seasoned oarsman, but failed to anchor the BJP's boat safely in the shifting sands of Karnataka politics.
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also said that with the "defeat" in Karnataka, the BJP's "dream" of capturing every state has suffered a setback.
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot will arrive in Delhi tomorrow morning and hold discussions with Gandhi, before finalising the power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S).
Shah maintained the party did not indulge in any manipulation, and said rather it was the Congress which not only indulged in horse-trading but has "bought the entire stable".
Yeddyurappa,who announced his decision without facing the trust vote after not being able to rustle up the numbers, charged that the JDS-combine had kept the MLAs in captivity.
BJP's attempt to "subvert democracy" in Karnataka has "failed miserably", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after the collapse of the three-day old B S Yeddyurappa government in the state.
Referring to the political development in Karnataka, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said it is the victory of the people and democracy.
Yeddyurappa resigns; Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invites Kumaraswamy to form JD(S)-Congress coalition government in 15 days
The BJP had failed to prove its majority in the house after B S Yeddyurappa who was sworn in as chief minister three days ago, resigned to the post even before proving the floor test in the assembly.
Tejashwi had led a delegation of RJD, Congress, CPI-ML and HAM leaders to Bihar Governor yesterday to stake claim to form government in the state on the lines of Karnataka.
Congress workers in Uttar Pradesh today held demonstrations across the state to protest the "unconstitutional and undemocratic" manner in which the BJP has formed the government in Karnataka.