The governor of the southern state of India Vajubai Vala invited BS Yeddyurappa to form the government after the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on May 12, 2018.

Yeddyurappa was also sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka on May 17.

The Congress and the JD (S) who agreed on a post-poll alliance cried foul and went to the Supreme Court protesting the Governor's action.

They argued, and both the Congress with 78 seats and the JD (S) with 38 seats combine for a total of 116 seats.

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The Karnataka conducted elections for 222 seats and the magic figure to reach the majority is 112

On Friday, the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the governor to invite the leader of the single largest party, the BJP (104 seats) to form the government, but asked it to prove the majority in the floor of the house on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 4 PM IST.

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The Congress party alleges that their MLAs Anand Singh and Pratap Gowda Patil have been allegedly kept captive in Gold Finch Hotel in Bengaluru, but the BJP has denied this.

The Congress has also released a few audio clips claiming that they are of the BJP leaders of trying to poach their MLA's. They accused the BJP of trying to lure the MLA's by offering them Rs 100 crores ($16 million) and an MLC seat in return. The situation currently looks a bit difficult for Yeddyurappa and already there are reports surfacing that he may resign ahead of the trust vote. He may fall short of 5-6 numbers if the Congres and Janata Dal (S) succeed in keeping their flock together.

The BJP which has won 104 seats need to garner at least eight more seats in the trust vote to claim a majority mark of 112.

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