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Karnataka: Governor may send report today

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | November 05, 2007 10:26 IST

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There is no let-up in the political turmoil in Karnataka. In fact, no party can tell what would be the fate of the government in Karnataka.

The Janata Dal (S) decided to offer unconditional support to the BJP late Sunday night. Though many political developments happened in the last 24 hours, but there is no official word out from the Raj Bhavan on the formation of the government.

Governor Rameshwar Thakur is expected to send a report to the Union Government and the President of India on Monday. Sources say Thakur may also leave for Delhi on Monday.

Though the BJP says that it will favour them, there is no official word from the Raj Bhavan. Sources say the last time the governor has sent a report on the situation in Karnataka and no recommendation has been made on the formation of the government.

Another interesting development that took place was the JD(S) deciding to give unconditional support to the BJP.

Former chief minister and JD(S) leader, H D Kumaraswamy said support would be unconditional. He was, however, quick to add that too much was being made out of the 12 conditions imposed by his father H D Deve Gowda and said that none of the conditions were difficult to implement.

He took a dig at the section of the media, saying that they had decided to withdraw the conditions after mediapersons' advice.
The former CM also said the conditions were necessary and none should blame the JD(S) if there was law and order problem in the state. One of the conditions was about the protection of minorities and upholding secular values.

However, some JD(S) leaders said the withdrawal of the conditions did not mean that the BJP would have a free run. They said the party would be answerable to the JD(S) once the government was formed.

Regarding the delay in the forming government, the JD(S) said if no invitation was extended, then they would parade their MLAs before the President.

The Congress, meanwhile, feels the only job it has at the moment is to expose both the BJP and the JD(S) for entering "unholy alliance.