Cong to decide after a 'wait': Moily

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Bangalore, Oct 7 (UNI) The Congress would formulate its future course of action after reviewing the prevailing political situation in Karnataka, CWC member Veerappa Moily said here today.

Speaking to UNI Mr Moily, who called on Governor Rameshwar Thakur, said AICC general secretary in-charge for party affairs in the state Prithviraj Chavan, had arrived in the city to ''give a shape'' to the Congress' stand on ''government formation.'' Describing his visit to Raj Bhavan as a 'courtesy call', Mr Moily denied that he had carried any party's view or communication on government formation. ''Congress never interferes in the functioning of a constitutional authority'' he stressed.

Refusing to disclose party's stand in the current political uncertainty, Mr Moily said Mr Chavan would meet senior leaders in the state and report to central leadership.

''The party high-command, on the basis of the observer's report, will take a decision,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Chavan who arrived in the city, was received by Congress leaders, including KPCC president Mr Mallikarjuna Kharge.

He is expected to meet party leaders and legislators to elicit their opinion on the formation of a government. He would also attend the extended meeting of Congress Legislature Party tomorrow.

The Congress, which had employed 'wait and watch' policy till this afternoon, went into top gear immediately after the BJP officially withdrew its support to the Kumaraswamy Government.

Congress leaders met the Governor and appealed to him to take Congress into confidence in the process government formation.

Mr Rameshkumar, Secretary of the CLP, told reporters that Congress would stake claim to form a government.

UNI

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