Bangalore, Jun 3: The rift between the new Bharatiya Janata Party government and Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur ended with the latter agreeing to address the Joint session of the Legislature on June Six. According to official sources, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, accompanied by his cabinet collegue Suresh Kumar and the newly appointed Advocate General Uday Holla succeeded in convincing the Governor on the issue.
The Governor had earlier rejected Yeddyurappa's request to address the Joint Session stating that the new government should seek confidence vote first since he felt that it was short of majority. The BJP which had secured 110 seats in the 224 member House had fell short of three members to form the government. However, it managed to form the government after enlisting the support of all the six independent Legislators elected of whom five were inducted as Ministers.