1. In a closed door meeting, top Congress leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, Siddaramaiah and Parameshwara decide that the Congress will keep away the BJP at any cost. The meeting decides to offer the Chief Minister's post to HD Kumaraswamy and that the Congress will support the government led by JD(S).
2. Meanwhile, Congress deputes its leaders to speak to MLAs R Shankar of Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party who won from the Ranebennur constituency, and H Nagesh, an independent candidate who has won from the Mulbagal segment. Senior Congress leader DK Shivakaumar, who is called the Chanakya of the Congress, also met Nagesh and incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too called him.
3. In order to build pressure on HD Deve Gowda, Sonia Gandhi also spoke to him.
4. BJP also stakes claim to power. BJP's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa is likely to approach the Governor.