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Karnataka chief minister to resign
Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | October 08, 2007 15:35 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will resign on Monday evening, Home Minister M P Prakash said.
Prakash said a meeting of the Janata Dal-Secular legislature party will be convened later in the evening following which the chief minister would put in his papers. He will then take a floor test.
This move comes in the wake of the tough talk by Governor Rameshwar Thakur during his meeting with the chief minister earlier during the day.
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The chief minister had conveyed to him that he would face the floor test on October 18 and a special session of the assembly too had been convened in this regard.
The governor was, however, blunt in his reply and said it was his prerogative to call for a session. He also told the chief minister that he will have to submit his papers failing which he may have to dismiss him.
The governor also said that he would invite the JD-S first to prove its strength. The chief minister was asked to get back to the governor by evening and make clear his intentions.