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Rebel MLAs, Gowda heading for show-down
November 27, 2007 20:04 IST
Dissident Janata Dal-Secular legislators unhappy over the functioning of party chief and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda will hold a parallel meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday under the leadership of senior leader M P Prakash.
The meeting will be held a day before the party's state level meeting, apparently to discuss the options they have.
Prakash has been critical of the party leadership which, in a sudden U-turn, decided to support a BJP-led government and then after a few days decided to vote against it on the floor of the assembly.
However, he told media persons in Bangalore on Tuesday that he still believed in the leadership of Deve Gowda.
Discontent is brewing in the party after JD-S snapped ties with BJP.
Prakash said those participating in Wednesday's meet, also to be attended by 'like-minded' leaders, would stay away from the one convened by Deve Gowda.