Kumaraswamy to stake claim today to form Govt

The JD (S) rebel leader claims to have the support of 140 MLAs in the 224-member assembly. In pics: Karnataka crisis

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 13:22 IST

Janata Dal (Secular) rebel leader HD Kumaraswamy will on Saturday meet Governor TN Chaturvedi to stake claim to form government in Karnataka.

The JD (S) rebel leader claims to have the support of 140 MLAs in the 224-member assembly.

Earlier, the Governor had givenChief Minister Dharam Singh eight days' time to prove majorityin the floor of the House.

The CM on Friday delayed in introducing the motion of confidence in the assembly.

However, Dharam Singh will step down today to avoid a constitutional crisis.

First Published: Jan 28, 2006 00:39 IST