JD(S) heading for a split

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Bangalore, Oct 29 (UNI) The Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka is heading towards split with efforts by former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and other leaders failed to convince former Home Minister M P Prakash who has decided to meet Governor and stake claim for forming the government with the help of Congress.

Earlier in the day, senior JD(S) leaders including Chaluvarayaswamy, JD(S) Supremo H D Deve Gowda's eldest son H D Balakrishna and others met Mr Prakash but the outcome was stated to be negative, party sources told UNI.

Prakash stuck to his opposition to JD(S) reviving snapped ties with the BJP. "Yes Cheluvaraya Swamy and Balakrishna met me. But I do not want to say anything on the outcome of the meeting," Prakash told reporters before heading towards Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor.

The JD(S) rebel faction has decided to urge the Governor not to invite the BJP-JD(S) combine to form the government as they have already ruled the state and broken apart. In the petition, the rebels have pointed out to the mudslinging campaign indulged in by these parties after the collapse of the JD(S)-BJP government led by Mr Kumaraswamy and the advertisement campaign mounted by them against each other.

They would also be bring to the notice of the Governor the Supreme Court verdict in the S R Bommai case will not apply to the present case in which BJP-JD(S) were clinging on to the numbers game.

UNI

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