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Governor briefs Patil on K'taka situation

The governor briefs the home minister on the political developments in the state where BJP-JDS have staked claim to form a Govt.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2007 13:22 IST

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday briefed Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the political developments in the state where BJP-JDS have staked claim to form a government.

Thakur, under fire from the BJP for not inviting its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa to form the government, briefed Patil on the developments that unfolded in Karnataka after he sent a comprehensive status report to the Centre on October 31.

Thakur later left for attending the Conference on Federalism.

Thakur's meeting with the Home Minister comes ahead of BJP-JDS combine plans to parade 129 MLAs before President Pratibha Patil here this evening to drum up its claim for the formation of the government in the state, which was placed under the President's rule last month.

Rajbhawan sources said in Bangalore that the Governor in his report has outlined the chronology of events since the fall of the JDS-BJP government headed by HD Kumaraswamy.

This included the dharna staged by the BJP to mount pressure for inviting it to form a government and opinion of legal and constitutional experts on the claim by the saffron party to form the government with JDS support.

Thakur has also referred to his meetings with Kumaraswamy and BJP delegations, they said adding the report contained several annexures in the form of newspaper clippings and also letters written to the Governor by Congress leaders.

First Published: Nov 06, 2007 12:56 IST