The three options before Governor Vajubhai Vale
Invite BJP, being the single largest party – The Constitution lays down that in absence of a majority to a single party or coalition, the single largest party should be called to form the government. Constitutional experts say that there is nothing wrong in governor to calling the single largest party to form governemnt.
Call JD(S) to form govt – Armed with the support of 118 MLAs, including Congress’ 78, the governor may call HD Kumaraswamy to form government as he has the support of maximum number of MLAs.
Wait for polls in 2 more constituencies – The governor also has the option to keep the House in suspended animation until elections to RR Nagar and Jayanagar assembly constituencies are held. That may put out a clearer picture but it is noteworthy that the BJP is 8 MLAs away from 112, the halfway mark in a full Assembly.