Coalition partners adopt tough postures in Karnataka

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Bangalore, Oct 2 (UNI) No immediate solution was in sight as of now with coalition partners Janata Dal(S) and the Bharatiya Janata Party adopting tough postures with regard to sharing of power.

JD(S) Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy was to resign today and pave way for BJP leader B S Yediyurappa to assume charge as the new Chief Minister as per agreement reached between the two leaders prior to the formation of coalition government in the state 20 months ago.

In a series of developments today, both the party leaders adopted tough approach and chalked out their future course of action. All the 17 BJP Ministers, led by the Deputy Chief Minister Yediyurappa, resigned en masse and submitted their letters to the Chief Minister with a covering letter highlighting their 'humiliating experience' in the last 20 months.

Earlier, the BJP leaders attended the meeting in presence of National Vice President Yashwant Sinha and senior leader Venkaiah Naidu.

The JD(S) legislators too were huddled in the Home Office of the Chief Minister to discuss their future strategy.

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