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Karnataka: BJP launches dharna to press for govt formation

Vicky Nanjappa in New Delhi | November 03, 2007 15:00 IST
Last Updated: November 03, 2007 16:04 IST

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Sit in dharna or go on a rally. With nothing being clearly stated by the Union government on the fate of a government in Karnataka, the leaders are back at it again.

While the Bharatiya Janata Party sits in dharna, the Congress plans to go ahead with a rally to expose the Janata Dal-Secular and BJP, who they claim, have entered into an unholy alliance.

While the BJP and the JD-S leaders are sitting in a dharna in Bangalore urging the governor to invite them to form the government, the Congress has decided to go ahead with the Janandolana rally across the state.

The BJP and JD-S leaders say they will continue to sit in dharna until the governor invites them to form the government.

The Congress says that it is necessary to go ahead with a rally to expose the misdeeds of both the JD-S and the BJP in the state.

The Congress says that during the rally it will term the alliance of both the JD-S and the BJP as unholy.

The BJP says it will parade its legislators at Rashtrapati Bhavan [Images] to show the President their strength.

The BJP may in all probability parade their MLAs at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday. However, this would be subject to them getting an appointment from the President.

The Congress on its part will hold its rally in seven different districts in Karnataka and all preparations in this regard are almost complete, says state Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

Kharge said they would expose the infighting between the JD-S and the BJP and also how such an unholy alliance would spell disaster for the state.

The rally and dharna scenario seems to have caught on big time in Karnataka ever since political turmoil in the state began four weeks back.

Even after the JD-S had ditched the BJP the first time, the latter embarked upon a rally to tell the people how they had been backstabbed.

The JD-S too had organised a mammoth meeting of all its party workers to explain how badly they had been treated by the BJP as a result of which they could not hand over power.

The Congress too did not keep quiet. They had started a statewide campaign against both the BJP and the JD-S.