Janata Dal (S) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy is congratulated by supporters as he leaves in a bus after meeting the Karnataka Governor in Bangalore. The Congress-JD(S) coalition government appeared to be on the brink after H D Deve Gowda's son Kumaraswamy revolted against his father and led a group of about about 40 MLAs who withdrew support to the Dharam Singh ministry. On a day of fast-paced developments, the Kumaraswamy faction broke ranks to team with the BJP, the single-largest party in the 224 member House, to stake claim to form the government. Accompanied by BJP state unit president Jagdish Shettar and its legislature party leader B. S. Yediyurappa, Kumaraswamy went to the Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor and stake the claim. JD-S leaders say the deal with the BJP is to run a rotational government, similar to the one in Jammu and Kashmir.