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Karnataka CLP favours simultaneous polls

February 11, 2004 00:10 IST

The ruling Congress Legislature Party in Karnataka on Tuesday favoured holding simultaneous polls to the assembly and Lok Sabha in the state but decided to leave the final decision to the party high command.

The decision was taken at a CLP meeting in Bangalore on Tuesday night presided over by Chief Minister S M Krishna.

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Briefing reporters after the meeting, CLP secretary Karianna said that the chief minister spoke of the 'good administration' provided his government despite three successive years of drought and the Centre's 'step motherly treatment'.

Krishna, he said, also referred to the 'favourable atmosphere' that prevailed for the party. Krishna would reply to the debate on the budget on February 12.

Karianna did not reveal when the House would be dissolved.

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