Rebel Kumaraswamy firm on dethroning Dharam
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Rebel Kumaraswamy firm on dethroning Dharam

A motion seeking vote of confidence is to be presented by Chief Minister today.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 16:24 IST

Remaining firm on his stand, JD(S) rebel leader HD Kumaraswamy on Friday said Dharam Singh government would be voted out.

He also said that there was no change in his decision to align with BJP to form a new government in Karnataka.

"There is no question of going back. It is a question of survival of the party," Kumaraswamy, son of JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, told reporters in the Assembly lounge before the Chief Minister was to move the motion seeking vote of confidence.

Kumaraswamy said he had kept aside the "family sentiments" to save the party. "I am helpless now. We are firm on voting out the government," he said.

Asked if his father had written to him asking to retract his steps, he said "it is a family matter."

Deve Gowda had a meeting with Kumaraswamy on Thursday in a last-minute attempt to prevail upon him not to go ahead with his move to team up with BJP but it ended up unsuccessfully.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 14:51 IST