Karnataka: Congress questions Governor's silence

With the politics in Karnataka turning murkier after assembly election results, the Congress on Wednesday raised questions over Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala's silence. As the results of the poll in the state have left Karnataka with a hung assembly, the final decision will be taken by Governor Vala. Addressing the media, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and senior Congress leader said, "What is standing in way of the Governor from extending an invitation to a leader of the alliance (HD Kumaraswamy), who clearly demonstrated that he commands the support of the majority?" Chidambaram alleged that if the Governor does not invite Kumaraswamy first to prove majority to form a government in Karnataka, then it will be considered that he is supporting and encouraging poaching (of MLAs).