Situation not congenial for transfer of power: Deve Gowda

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Bangalore, Sep 27 (UNI) In a sudden development, Janata Dal (Secular) Supremo H D Devegowda today said the situation was not congenial for transfer of power to coalition partner BJP, in view of a complaint filed by Tourism Minister B Sriramulu against Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy yesterday.

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Gowda said he had returned from Delhi without participating in the talks with BJP President Rajnath Singh scheduled for this afternoon.

JD(S) would complete 20 months in office on October 2 and was supposed to allow BJP to run the government for the remaining 20 months as per the agreement reached between Mr Kumaraswamy and BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in 2005. Displaying the copy of a fax message sent by BJP MP Karunakara Reddy to the Election Commission levelling charges against the Chief Minister and a complaint filed by Mr Sriramulu, he said he had decided to return from Delhi as he felt the situation was not conducive for holding talks.

Replying to a volley of questions, he said the Chief Minister, ''with abundant patience, had suffered humiliation at the hands of the BJP in the last 20 months and there was a limit to everything.'' ''Until the situation improved, I will not discuss the power transfer issue with BJP leaders,'' he asserted.

''It is for them to resolve the tangle,'' he added.

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