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Govt may dissolve Karnataka Assembly

Home Minister Shivraj Patil tells the Lok Sabha that the Govt intends to dissolve the Karnataka Assembly.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2007 17:38 IST

The government told the Lok Sabha on Monday that it intended to dissolve the Karnataka assembly once Parliament approves the Presidential proclamation bringing the state under central rule.

"Government intends to dissolve Karnataka assembly once Presidential proclamation is approved by Parliament," Home Minister Shivraj Patil told the Lok Sabha.

"It is clear from the current situation that the intention of the government is to dissolve the state assembly," he said moving the Statutory Resolution on the proclamation issued by the President on November 20 under Article 356 of the Constitution.

Narrating the sequence of events leading to the Governor recommending President's Rule, the Home Minister pointed out that BS Yedyurappa was given eight days to prove his majority after he was sworn in as Chief Minister.

On November 19, the Chief Minister tendered his resignation and the Governor accepted it. "Thereafter the Governor recommended the President's Rule in the state," Patil said.

First Published: Nov 26, 2007 16:45 IST