Bangalore: Janata Dal (S) leader H D
Kumarswamy, who has become the rallying point for dissident
BJP MLAs and independents in Karnataka, today said there were
no plans to form an alternative government with Congress in
With only 27 MLAs (one JD-S MLA is believed to be in the
BJP camp), it would be "childish and immature" if JD-S was to
think of forming an alternative government, he said hours
after B S Yeddyurappa government won the vote of confidence by
a voice-vote and Governor H R Bhardwaj recommended imposition
of President`s Rule in the state.
Without naming Congress, which has a strength of 73 in
the 224-member Assembly (reduced to 208 after the
disqualification of 16 MLAs), he said "if the party, which is
in a position to do so, takes the initiative in this regard,
JD-S senior leaders would take a view."
Asked again if it would form a government with Congress,
Kumaraswamy, the President of the state unit of JD-S and
former Chief Minister, said "the question is not before
us. There is no proposal".