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Karnataka: BJP won't buckle under JD-S pressure

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | October 01, 2007 17:04 IST
Last Updated: October 01, 2007 17:37 IST

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Making it clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party is in no mood to buckle under pressure from the Janata Dal-Secular, a senior BJP leader made it clear that he will not hold talks with JD-S supremo H D Deve Gowda.

Yashwant Sinha who covened a meeting of BJP leaders said that at present there are no talks on the anvil.

Let us see what happens in the next 48 hours, Sinha said.

Meanwhile, sources said the BJP plans to stick to its guns and not get bogged down by the JD-S.

The BJP even says that it is even ready to go in for elections if the need be.

The JD-S supremo, during the meeting with Sinha on Saturday, had sought for the same combination to continue for the next 20 months.

Gowda had also made it clear that if the combination changed now with the transfer of power, then they were even ready to go in for elections in November.

The BJP during its meeting also discussed the ill effects of buckling to the pressure by the JD-S.

Several leaders felt that the image of the party could be tarnished if they fell into the trap of the JD-S.

Meanwhile Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said he was never in favour of power.

The statement gives an indication that he is acceptable to the demand by the JD-S.