Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has declared that there is no place for bulldozer politics in Karnataka.
According to expectations, former State Fisheries Minister Pramod Madhwaraj has defected to the saffron camp, quitting Congress party where he was once considered a powerful leader.
Amit Shah assured Basavaraj Bommai that the next Assembly elections, due next year under his leadership and there was no question of any change of guard in Karnataka.
Pressure has been mounting on Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai to expand or rejig his Cabinet soon, after the recent assembly elections in five states.
Vishwanath, who contested from Hunsur assembly segment, lost to Congress nominee H P Manjunath.
Leaders of the Congress acknowledge that they have probably given the JD(S) more power than it could have ever imagined but for now, all its energy is channelised at keeping the BJP at bay.
On approaching the Supreme Court, Siddaramiah said that this is the best decision they have taken.
For the first time, the saffron party which has won seven out of eight seats in Dakshina Kannada, also managed to cross the 50 percent mark in vote share.
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