Congress asks Governor to dismiss Kumaraswamy Govt

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Bangalore, Oct 8 (UNI) The main Opposition Congress Party in Karnataka today urged Governor Rameshwar Thakur to immediately dismiss the 'minority' Kumaraswamy Government in the state and dissolve the Assembly paving way for early elections.

Joining the BJP, which withdrew support to the the JD(S)-led coalition government yesterday, the Congress paraded its legislators before the Governor at the Raj Bhavan and sought early dismissal of the government.

Briefing mediapersons after meeting the Governor, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Mallikarjuna Kharge said the party MLAs gave individual letters to Mr Thakur stating they would not support the Kumaraswamy Government.

Mr Kharge said they also urged the Governor to review all decisions taken by the Coalition Government during the past two months, especially those taken after the transfer of power crisis worsened after October 2. He accused the coalition government as the most corrupt.

Earlier, party state leaders, including Mr Kharge and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly N Dharam Singh, met the Governor and submitted individual letters from the MLAs stating they did not wish to support the Kumaraswamy-led Government.

Congress General Secretary In-charge of Karnataka Prithviraj Chauhan, who arrived here last night to assess the political situation, met the Governor and held discussions with him for two hours on the latest political situation in the state.

The BJP, which withdrew support to the government on Sunday following the refusal of coalition partner Janata Dal (S) to transfer power as agreed upon 20 months ago, today began a state-wide campaign against the JD(S) from Tumkur.


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