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Karnataka CM moves trust vote
Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | November 19, 2007 15:47 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday moved the vote of confidence in the legislative assembly.The special legislative session of the state assembly commenced at 1500 hours.
The BJP-led government in Karnataka received a major jolt earlier in the day when its coalition partner -- Janata Dal Secular -- issued a whip to its legislators to vote against Yeddyurappa.
The BJP, however, has not given up. Mediators worked over-time to bring about a consensus. Several BJP men rushed to Deve Gowda's house to convince him to change his mind. However till reports last came in, Gowda seemed adamant and was in no mood to change his mind.
Sources said both Yeddyurappa and Gowda's son Kumaraswamy held a meeting at a private hotel to sort out their differences. Even as all these developments took place, the Congress was playing its cards too.
Sources indicated that the JD-S is ready to give outside support to the Congress to form the government.