The Governor gave a patient hearing to their plea and assured them that he would do the needful by sending a report to the Centre soon.
Later, emerging from the meeting, JD(S) state unit Chief Meerajuddin Patel and BJP state unit President Sadananda Gowda told the media that they were hopeful that the Governor would invite Mr Yeddyurappa to form the new government within 24 hours. The JD(S) also submitted a letter to the Governor separately expressing unconditional support to BJP to form the government.
Earlier in the day, senior JD (S) leader M P Prakash, who had raised the banner of revolt, met the Governor and brought to his notice that any effort to invite BJP to form a government would be inappropriate as JD(S) had not adopted the right procedure to extend support to BJP. However, the leaders of both JD(S) and BJP brushed aside his suggestion and said there should not be a problem in forming a new government as they had sufficient numbers. They had submitted individual letters of support by the legislators to the Governor.