K'taka BJP unit's legislature party meet on Sunday

Published on May 22, 2004 04:57 PM IST

The meeting has been convened as uncertainty continues over formation of Govt in Karnataka after assembly polls threw up a fractured verdict.

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The Karnataka BJP unit has convened its Legislature party meeting in Bangalore on Sunday, as uncertainty continued over formation of a Government in the state after the assembly polls threw up a fractured verdict.

The BJP, which has emerged as the single largest party with 79 seats in the 224-member house, will be electing its Legislature party leader at the meeting, presided over by the party president, M Venkaiah Naidu.

Naidu would arrive at Bangalore on Sunday well ahead of the meeting, slated for 1100 hours, BJP sources said.

State unit BJP president Anantkumar and campaign committee chairman BS Yediyurappa are likely to be in the race for the legislature party leader post, the sources hinted.

Yediyurappa has won the Shikaripura assembly seat in Shimoga district, while Anantkumar retained the Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat for the fourth successive term.

The issue of Government formation will also come up for debate at the meeting, though the party is not in a position to install its first ever Government due to lack of support from other parties.

Though the BJP made an offer to support JDS, the latter spurned it, shattering its hopes of Government formation.

The JDS is now struggling to seek Congress support to install the party led coalition government in the state.

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