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Now JD-S sets 11 terms for Govt formation by BJP

india Updated: Nov 01, 2007 00:23 IST
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After extending support to BJP to form government in Karnataka, JD(S) on Wednesday night came up with an 11-point list of conditions for government by the saffron party in the state which includes parting of ways by the two allies in the event of snap polls to the Lok Sabha.

JD(S) President HD Deve Gowda sent a draft 'MoU' sent to BJP headquarters in New Delhi, which also demands that BJP adheres to a "srtict secular" code and ensure protection of minorities and backward classes, BJP sources said.

Unlike the arrangement 20 months ago between the state leadership of both parties, this time JD(S) wants the BJP central leadership to ratify the agreement before moving ahead in government-formation.

JD(S) said its support to BJP was not unconditional.

"It was wrong for BJP to believe that JD(S) support is unconditional. Our commitment is only till the Lok Sabha polls and there was no question of anyone in JD(S) siding with BJP in the general elections," JD(S) spokesperson Danish Ali said.