New Delhi, Nov 8 (UNI) The Union Cabinet today recommended revocation of President's Rule in Karnataka and revival of the state Assembly, paving way for the installation of the first-ever BJP-led coalition government in a southern state.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs this morning, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters after the meeting.
Mr Chidambaram said the Cabinet considered the report of the Home Ministry based on the recommendations of Governor Rameshwar Thakur and decided to recommend to the President to revoke President's Rule.
Senior BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa said he had been invited to form the government in Karnataka by the Governor and indicated that he would take oath of office on Monday.
Mr Yeddyurappa said he received a call from the Governor when he was at the Vaishno Devi shrine today.
Talking to UNI, he said the Governor had invited him to form a BJP-led coalition government in the state.
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