Cong demands dissolution of K'taka assembly

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New Delhi, Nov 22: The Congress today made it clear that it would not be part of any attempt to form another government in Karnataka, and said it strongly favoured the dissolution of the state assembly to pave the way for elections.

AICC spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons that the party would not hobnob with the JD(S) or its splinter groups to explore the possibility of forming a new government.

''Imposition of the President's rule and dissolution of the state assembly was the need of the hour,'' he said.

Dr Singhvi said the consistent stand of the party had been that the state should be brought under President's rule and elections should be held to seek fresh mandate from the people.

He said the government had already imposed President's rule in Karnataka.

Since the Congress was not willing to make any attempt to form a government, the state assembly is expected to be dissolved after taking the approval of Parliament as it was now in session in fulfilment of the spirit of the Supreme Court judgement in the S R Bommai case, he added.


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