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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called up JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday.
Spoke to our former Prime Minister Shri HD Deve Gowda Ji and conveyed birthday wishes to him. I pray for his good health and long life.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 18, 2018
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.