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Amid Karnataka election drama, PM Modi speaks to Deve Gowda on birthday

The JD(S) and Congress have moved the Supreme Courtchallenging the decision of the Karnataka governor to invite BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister.

india Updated: May 18, 2018 10:55 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
File photo of JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda.
File photo of JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda. (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called up JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday.

The JD(S) and Congress have moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Karnataka governor to invite BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister.

The two parties have also accused the BJP of indulging in horse trading.

While the BJP has emerged as the single-largest party in Karnataka, the JD (S) and Congress together have more MLAs.

Gowda, who served as prime minister from June 1, 1996 to April 21, 1997, turned 85 on Friday.