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Congress extends support to Janata Dal (S) to form next government in Karnataka

Congress extends support to Janata Dal (S) to form next government in Karnataka

 May 15, 2018

Accepting the peoples' mandate Congress today announced support to Janata Dal (Secular) to form the next government in Karnataka.

Briefing newsmen senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday said that they have already informed the party's decision to JD(S) supremo and former prime minsiter H D Devegowda and his son H D Kumaswamy and they have accepted.

Azad said that both Congrss and JD(S) leaders and hopefully will call on Governor Vajubhai Vala this evening to convey the decision. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said this was the unanimous decision taken by the party leaders.

With a fractured mandate looming large, the Congress made this move to keep BJP, set to emerge as the largest party in the house, at bay. (UNI)



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