The BJP has crossed the half way mark in leads and is comfortably set to form the next government in the state.

BS Yeddyurappa to leave for Delhi to meet central leadership
Karnataka Elections Karnataka 2018 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:34

Even as the exit polls were split on who will win Karnataka, one man was confident that he will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister. That man was BJP's BS Yeddyurappa.

The BJP has crossed the half way mark in leads and is comfortably set to form the next government in the state. As the results started trickling in, Yeddyurappa spoke to BJP President Amit Shah and sources say that he will soon be leaving to New Delhi to hold talks with the central leadership on the swearing-in ceremony and his cabinet.

There have been speculations that B Sriramulu, who was contesting from two constituencies and is giving a tough fight to CM Siddaramaiah in the Badami constituency, may be made the Deputy Chief Minister. Yeddyurappa will also have to accomodate many senior leaders of the party in his cabinet.

The return of the Reddy brothers has ensured that the BJP perform better in the Ballari region and at least one or two from this group may be made part of the cabinet. Janardhan Reddy's brother Karunakara Reddy was a minister in Yeddyurappa cabinet earlier.

The BJP Parliamentary party will also meet on Tuesday evening.

BJP leader Amit Shah, who had camped in Karnataka for many days and coordinated the campaigning in the state from booth level, will be addressing the media on Tuesday afternoon.

Also read: LIVE BLOG: Results of Karnataka Election 2018

BJP crosses halfway mark in Karnataka, all set to form the next government

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