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Karnataka governor arrives in Delhi with report
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | November 05, 2007 17:16 IST
Last Updated: November 05, 2007 19:28 IST
Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur arrived in New Delhi on Monday evening following a directive from the Union government to explain whether or not a credible government can be formed in the state.
Thakur is likely to meet the Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and submit his report.
Though the state has been placed under President's rule following the fall of H D Kumaraswamy government in the first week of last month, the state assembly has been kept under suspended animation as per the directive of the Supreme Court that the state assembly can be dissolved only after both Houses of Parliament give their approval.
The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal-Secular had agreed to take turns in having their own chief minister for 20 months each before the elections of the new state assembly are due.
Kumaraswamy went back on the promise, which led to BJP and JD-S leaders trading charges. Both parties even wrote letters to the governor telling him that they would not share power with the other party.
Armed with these letters and the constantly shifting positions of the BJP and JD-S, Thakur is going to recommend dissolution of the House.
With the winter session of Parliament just weeks away, Thakur's findings will have a far reaching impact on politics in Karnataka. Though the MLAs of both the parties have decided to fly down to Delhi to meet President Pratibha Patil [Images] and present their case, the President's office has not confirmed their appointment.