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Karnataka: 'JD-S won't hand over power to BJP'

September 13, 2007 16:09 IST
Last Updated: September 13, 2007 16:12 IST

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The threat of mid-term polls to the state Assembly looms large in Karnataka as the Janata Dal-Secular is determined not to handover power to the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly N Dharam Singh said.

"JD-S will not transfer power to BJP. See what all will happen on October 3," Singh, a former chief minister, told reporters in Bangalore on Thursday.

However, he refused to outline the basis for his claims, but said, "What Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar [Images] has advised Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will happen."

According to reports, Pawar had reportedly told Kumaraswamy to weigh the pros and cons of handing over power to the BJP during a meeting between them in New Delhi.

Singh, whose Congress-JD(S) government was toppled by Kumaraswamy last year, said the Congress is not eager to align with the JD-S again to form a government.

The Congress is ready for Assembly elections, he said.

Singh said during his visit to New Delhi early this week, he called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi [Images] and apprised her of the political situation in Karnataka.

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