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Government says it intends to dissolve Karnataka assembly
November 26, 2007 17:35 IST
The government told the Lok Sabha on Monday that it intended to dissolve the Karnataka assembly once Parliament approves the presidential proclamation bringing the state under central rule.
"The government intends to dissolve the Karnataka assembly once presidential proclamation is approved by Parliament. It is clear from the current situation, that the intention of the government is to dissolve the state assembly," Home Minister Shivraj Patil said, moving the Statutory Resolution on the proclamation issued by the President on November 20 under Article 356 of the Constitution.
Narrating the sequence of events leading to the governor recommending President's rule, the home minister pointed out that B S Yeddyurappa was given eight days to prove his majority after he was sworn in as chief minister.
On November 19, the chief minister tendered his resignation and the governor accepted it. "Thereafter, the governor recommended President's rule in the state," Patil said.