K'taka Cong complains to Gov on 'administrative breakdown'

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Bangalore, Oct 5 (UNI) Opposition Congress in Karnataka today complained to Governor Rameshwar Thakur about 'administrative breakdown' in the state due to internal squabbling between the coalition partners Janata Dal (Secular) and the BJP over transfer of power.

Laders of the Opposition N Dharam Singh and H K Patil in the Legislative Assembly and Council respectively and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Mallikarjun Kharge were closetted with the Governor for more than two hours.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Mr Kharge said his party apprised the Governor of 'administrative breakdown' and also the political crisis following the resignation of 17 BJP Ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

He said they urged the Governor to direct the Chief Secretary to speed up relief works in flood - affected areas.

To a question, Mr Kharge clarified the ''Congress did not demand the Governor either to dissolve the Assembly or recommend imposition of President's rule in the State following political crisis.'' He termed as hypothetical a question whether Congress would join the JD(S) in forming the government in the event of the BJP withdrawing its support.


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