6 independents reiterate support to BJP Govt in K'taka

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Bangalore, Jun 26 (UNI) The six independent legislators who extended the crucial support to the BJP Government in Karnataka after the party fell short of three seats to gain simple majority in the recent Assembly elections, today once again pledged their 'unconditional' support.

Addressing a joint press conference, all the six legislators said there was no problem in supporting the BJP.

One of the independents and Small Scale Industries and Sericulture Minister Venkataramanappa said they were presenting themselves before the media to make clear their stand on supporting the BJP Government. ''This is unconditional and we will continue our support for the next five years. There is no question of a rethink on our support to BJP Government in Karnataka,'' he said.

Social Welfare Minister Narendra Swamy said the independents had decided to make a common cause in approaching the Chief Minister on any matter.

He claimed none of Ministers among them were unhappy about their portfolios.

''Mr Yeddyurappa has promised to look into the issues which we have raised,'' Mr Swamy said and expressed confidence the Chief Minister would take note of their 'feelings' in the future.

There was no proposal before them to form a 'common platform, and all of them would remain as independents and not join the saffron party or be its associate members, he said.

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