Polls is the only way out: Deve Gowda

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Bangalore, Nov 22 (UNI) Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda today asserted that the only way out in the current political scenario of Karnataka is to hold early elections to Assembly.

Talking to UNI here Mr Devegowda described as ''futile and shameless'' any effort on part of the Janata Dal (S) to seek support of the Congress to form another government in the State for the remaining 19 month-term of the Assembly.

Denying outright reports that he had written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi seeking support from the Congress for forming of a government in Karnataka, he said any such exercise would be a futile one as the Presidential proclamation on the Central rule in the State was now before the Parliament.

''In fact I have already welcomed the move of the Centre to dissolve the Assembly and where is the need for me to approach the Congress'' he said denying the rumours.

He said the JD(S) had already started preparations for the elections. He declined to comment when asked for his reaction about a section of JD(S) legislators seeking former Minister M P Prakash to take the lead in approaching the Congress. ''I read the report in newspapers and I have nothing to say'' he added.

The State was brought under President's rule for the second time in less than a month on November 20 following the resignation of week-long BJP led Yeddyurappa government in the wake of the JD(S) declaring that it would not support the trust vote of Mr Yeddyurappa.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Legislataive Assembly N Dharam Singh said that it was impossible to form the new government with the help of JD (S) and it is a closed chapter.


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