Mr Kumaraswamy hinted smooth transfer of power

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Bangalore, Sep 16 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today indicated that he would step down after completion of 20-month term and pass on the baton to coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party.

Speaking after laying foundation stone for various developmental projects at Tavarekere Hobli in Magadi taluk in Bangalore Urban district here, Mr Kumaraswamy promised that various welfare initiated by his government during the last 20 month would be carried forward by the next government after he steps down in October 2007.

Referring to demand by Anganawadi workers to increase their remuneration, Mr Kumaraswamy said that the coalition government was aware of their contribution at the rural areas. "Since I have to step down within next 15 days I am hesitating to make any announcement on the demands of Anganawadis. However, I am sure next government would certainly fulfill the demand." UNI

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