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No question of compromise with Congress: Gowda
Vicky Nanjappa & Krishnakumar P | July 19, 2008 23:49 IST
Last Updated: July 20, 2008 00:34 IST
Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Saturday said there was no question of a compromise with the Congress at the moment.
Following his meeting with Dr Singh, which remained inconclusive, Gowda said he would convey his final decision by Sunday. However, later in the evening, Gowda spoke more openly about his intentions.
Sources in the Janata Dal-Secular and the Congress told rediff.com that during Gowda's meeting with the prime minister not a single demand was made. There were more complaints and no demands during the meeting, a JD-S leader said.
All he had to say was, "I am not here to strike deals. Don't forget I am the same man who threw away the prime minister's post."
During the meeting, Dr Singh appraised Gowda of the situation and also the stand of the Congress on the nuclear deal.
Although Gowda did not flatly refuse support, he had a long list of complaints listed out.
JD-S MP Veerendra Kumar, who was present at Gowda's residence and met with the Left leaders along with Chandrababu Naidu [Images], said that during the meeting they spoke against the UPA.
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