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Dharam Singh flays BJP-JDS coalition Govt

He said that deputy CM Yediyurappa of BJP, who still spoke of Hindutva, wonders how HD joined hands with them.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 16:32 IST

Opposition Congress leader in the Assembly and former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh has accused the Government of forming an "unholy alliance" devoid of principles or ideology.

Dharam Singh was recognised on Wednesday as the Opposition leader of the Assembly by Speaker Krishna. Participating in the debate on the motion of confidence moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Singh told the Chief Minister that his father and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda "is shocked and suffering" because of his actions.

Taunting Kumaraswamy for making "adventurous moves" by aligning with "communal forces", Singh alleged that the new alliance was based neither on ideology nor any principles.

Singh's government was brought down by a political coup staged by Kumaraswamy after he led a revolt within his party to withdraw support to JDS-Congress coalition.

Singh said that Deputy Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa of BJP still spoke of "Hindutva" and wondered how Kumaraswamy joined hands with that party.

Maintaining that he never clamoured for power, Singh said that he wanted to prove his majority on January 27 as directed by Governor TN Chaturvedi, but could not because he did not get an opportunity when the assembly was adjourned sine die.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 16:32 IST