Political parties start home work on next option

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Bangalore, Nov 19 (UNI) With the dream of the BJP of capturing power in South shortlived barely seven days after Senior Party leader B S Yediyurappa became Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support by the Janata Dal (Secular), Political parties here are already debating the future course of action.

With Presidential rule expected to be reimposed back barely ten days after it was revoked, the JD(S) which had been playing a pivotal role in forming governments since 1994 elections might turn towards the congress again to enable the remaining 19 months of the tenure of the 12th Assembly is headed by a coalition government.

Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda who firmly ruled out the continuance of the BJP-JD(S) alliance in power after the BJP declined sign on dotted lines a political MOU laying down 12 conditions has already left for New Delhi where the Parliament is in session. Media reports had suggested that Mr Devegowda had last week held discussions with Congress leaders including Party State incharge, Mr Prithviraj Chauhan in Delhi and firmed up a deal.

However, this was vehemently denied by the JD(S) leaders here.

The Congress in Karnataka is a divided house insofar as renewing alliance with the JD(S). Any such proposal would be opposed by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who joined the Congress after his suspension from the JD(S) and former Minister D K Shivakumar, a bitter critic of Mr Devegowda.

The State would have no option but to look ahead for an early election after a brief stinct of President's rule again.

UNI

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