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Kumaraswamy firm on ousting Dharam Singh
January 27, 2006 14:37 IST
Remaining firm on his stand, Janata Dal-Secular rebel leader H D Kumaraswamy Friday said Dharam Singh government would be voted out and there was no change in his decision to align with Bharatiya Janata Party 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 H D 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 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 unsucessfully.