According to the Hindu mythology, Rahu Kaal is considered to be an inauspicious time of the day. As per popular belief, this time of the day needs to be avoided for any new venture. Today's Rahu Kaal was between 12:16pm and 1:58pm.
As soon as some media reports said that the governor was waiting for Rahu Kaal to end for meeting with political parties, twitterati went berserk.
Wanted to post something, but will only do post 1:58 PM as Rahu Kaal is going on now.— Rahu Kaal (@xtahzy) May 16, 2018
The state silicon city of India coming at terms with Rahu Kaal ... how ironical— Rahul S (@TheRahulSS) May 16, 2018
2018 and our TV channels are running breaking news on Rahu Kaal! Surely, people didn't go through journalism college to figure out 'Rahu Kaal' timings! #KarnatakaElections— Shilpa Kannan⚡️ (@shilpakannan) May 16, 2018
Yesterday, JDS' HD Kumaraswamy met the governor to stake claim to form the government at 5.30 pm, which, according to his aides, was carefully chosen to avoid the inauspicious Rahu Kaal.
Mr Vala, a former RSS man, is the centre of attention in Karnataka's game of thrones after no party could manage to get a clear majority. While BJP emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats, Congress got 78 seats and JDS bagged 38 seats.