HD Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge at Raj Bhawan
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The Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Tuesday staked claim to form a government after the Karnataka election threw up a hung Assembly. After meeting Governor Vajubhai Vala, the Congress declared that it was giving unconditional support to the JD-S, which finished third in the race for power in the state behind the BJP and the Congress. Outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said: "We have extended our support to the JD-S and conveyed our decision to the Governor."
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HD Kumaraswamy, Siddaramaiah, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge at Raj Bhawan.