Deve Gowda steps down, Dharam on his way out
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Deve Gowda steps down, Dharam on his way out

Gowda wrote to Congress that his son was forced by party MLAs to revolt.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 18:29 IST

The Karnataka crisis has taken a new twist.

Deve Gowda, the National President of Janata Dal (Secular), the main ally of the Dharam Singh Government on Fridaystepped down, owning moral responsibility for failing to keep the party intact.

"The political developments I am witnessing now are very unfortunate," he said adding, "I am a believer in the karma theory, this must be the result of my karma in previous birth."

Gowda wrote to AK Antony that his son was pressurisedby party MLAs to revolt against the Congress-led government.

The National Executive meeting on February 3 will decide the new JD(S)President.

Meanwhile, latest reports indicated that Chief Minister Dharam Singh would not face the confidence motion and resign after addressing the assembly.

If the Dharam Singh Government falls, this will be the first time that BJP would form a government in the South.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 17:19 IST