No need for white paper on Governor's rule: Dharam

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Gulbarga, Jan 2 (UNI) Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Congress leader N Dharam Singh today felt that there was no need to table a 'white paper' on the progress made during the two-month-old President's rule in the State, as demanded by the BJP leaders.

Addressing a press conference here, he said the administrative machinery was in good shape and BJP's demand ''smelt politics''.

Coming down heavily on the allegations of BJP leaders B S Yeddyurappa and D V Sadananda Gouda that Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and himself had not done much to improve the conditions in the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region, despite hailing from the region, Mr Singh said the BJP leaders had no right to talk about the region as they had not done anything during the 20-month rule of the previous JD(S)-BJP coalition Government.

He appealed to the Governor to fix Minimum Support Price of Rs 2,500 for tur gram. A party delegation, led by him, would submit a memorandum to the Governor in this regard.

He hoped that the State Assembly elections would be held in the last week of April or first week of May.

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