Cong forming govt with JD(S) a mere speculation: Siddramaiah

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Mysore, Oct 12 (UNI) Congress leader Siddramiah today termed mere speculation that the Congress was trying to align again with JD(S) to form a government in Karnataka.

Talking to newspersons after participating in the inaguration of the Dasara festivities, atop the Chamundi hills, the former Deputy Chief Minister made it clear that Congress preferred fresh elections.

He said Parliament would ratify the imposition of President's rule in the state.

Clarifying that the Congress had no role in 'imposing' President's rule, he said the delegation led by KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge had submitted memorandum to Governor Rameshwar Thakur to take necessary steps after the BJP withdrew support to the JD(S)-led coalition government.

''At this moment there is no alternative for all political parties except to seek a fresh mandate and I am confident that Congress party will emerge victorious,'' he opined.

Referring to AICC president Sonia Gandhi's 'silence' on the formation of the next government, Mr Siddramiah said, being the party supremo there was no need for her to react to 'speculative' statements made by political leaders.

There was no sympathy wave in favour of BJP as claimed by that party, he added.

UNI

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