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K'taka CM rules out J&K power sharing model
January 21, 2006 19:25 IST
Banking on the senior members of his party to save his tottering coalition government, an embattled Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh on Saturday ruled out a Jammu and Kashmir model of power sharing with the Janata Dal (secular) to resolve the crisis.
"I have not suggested any options. The question of adopting a J&K model (of rotating chief ministership) does not arise now. It is left to the Congress High Command to decide," he told reporters when asked about the option he had to save the government.
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The chief minister said he still trusted former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, who he felt was honest in his approach opposing any tie up with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"My experience tells me that it is not a drama. Gowda whole-heartedly supports my government," he said, rubbishing reports that Gowda was enacting a drama by supporting the government and also his son H D Kumaraswamy's plans to form a government with BJP support.
On the party leadership's intervention, the chief minister said the Congress leadership was very serious about the political developments in the state and that he had been holding talks with the people concerned (JD-S leaders).