BJP-JD(S) MLAs arrive to parade before President

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New Delhi, Nov 6 (UNI) Over 120 MLAs of BJP and the JD(S) have arrived in the capital to urge President Pratibha Patil to help pave way for the formation of the first ever BJP-led coalition government in Karnataka.

Leader of the Joint Legislature Party B S Yeddyurappa, who is set to lead the MLA's delegation, told mediapersons that he had majority of the MLAs in Karnataka Assembly extending him support and their numbers alone mattered for stability.

The MLAs had presented themselves before Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on October 27 but no action was taken to revive the Assembly from its suspended animation status.

Karnataka BJP President Sadananda Gowda too was here along with Mr Yeddyurappa and former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is expected to join the MLA's delegation, who have arrived here late last night and this morning, later in the day when they are scheduled to meet President at 1800 hrs.

Meanwhile, Mr Thakur, who is here to attend the seminar on Federalism in the Capital, is understood to have met Home Minister Shivraj Patil to apprise him of the latest development for one hour, sources said.

UNI

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