Kharge and Dharam Singh call on Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi, May 27 (UNI) Karnataka Pradesh Congress President M Mallikarjuna Kharge and former Chief Minister N Dharam Singh were in the city to apprise the party high command of the latest political developments in the state, including the state party's perception of the recently-concluded assembly elections.

Sources said the two leaders called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Mr Prithviraj Chauhan, in-charge of party affairs in Karnataka, before returning to Bangalore.

Mr Dharam Singh is the leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the dissolved assembly although he lost his Jevargi seat by a razor thin double digit margin.

The visit of these two leaders assumes significance in the light of the BJP staking claim to form the government with the support of six Independent MLAs.

The BJP is short of three MLAs for a majority in the 224 member House having won 110 seats. They will require the support of all the Independents to enable the election of Speaker who can't exercise his voting rights under normal circumstances.

UNI MCN Mir CS2008

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