BJP MLAs to meet Governor tomorrow

Updated on Oct 06, 2007 04:52 PM IST

BJP will communicate its decision to the Governor by handing over the support withdrawal letter.

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PTI | By, Bangalore

The BJP, which on Saturday decided to pull out of the Karnataka government, will communicate its decision to the Governor tomorrow by handing over the support withdrawal letter.

The BJP will hold its Legislature Party meeting on Sunday at 11 am and later all the legislators, led by Deputy Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, would march to the Raj Bhavan to handover support withdrawal letter to Governor Rameshwar Thakur, party sources said today.

Seeking to expose the JD(S) which reneged on its promise on power transfer after enjoying its share of 20 months, BJP leaders, legislators and party activists would stage a dharna in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue tomorrow, before proceeding to the Raj Bhavan, they said.

The party also wanted to parade its legislators before the Governor to prove that the decision to pull out was unanimous.

The collapse of the 20-month-old JDS-BJP regime became certain after the JD-S categorically refused to honour the power sharing pact and transfer power to the saffron party, shattering its dreams of leading a government for the first time in the southern state.

The sources claimed that the BJP central leadership had already directed its Karnataka unit to pull out of the coalition.

In an attempt to mount pressure on its reluctant coalition partner, ministers representing the BJP resigned enmasse on October two, a day ahead of the scheduled date for transfer of power, but all efforts went in vain.

The BJP and JD(S) MLAs presented themselves for a head count before the then Governor TN Chaturvedi on January 18 last year to convince him about the numerical strength of the new combine to bring down the then Congress-JDS government.

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