Left, JD(S) to work out joint strategy on K`taka situation

Left and Janata Dal (S) leaders will chalk out their joint strategy on the evolving situation in Karnataka in the wake of the controversy over Governor HR Bhardwaj`s recommendation for imposition of President`s Rule in the state.

Last Updated: May 18, 2011, 23:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Left and Janata Dal Secular
leaders will chalk out their joint strategy on the evolving
situation in Karnataka in the wake of the controversy over
Governor H R Bhardwaj`s recommendation for imposition of
President`s Rule in the state.
Leaders from CPI-M, CPI, Forward Bloc and TDP will
discuss the issue at a breakfast meeting with JD(S) chief H D
Devegowda here tomorrow, party Secretary General Danish Ali
told agency. Devegowda is arriving in the national capital
tonight, he said.

Ali, who met CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat
and CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan, said that the leaders
had agreed to attend the meeting.

Other leaders to attend tomorrow`s meeting are RLD
chief Ajit Singh, CPI leader D Raja, Forward Bloc General
Secretary Debbrata Biswas and representatives from TDP.
"We have called for the meeting to take a joint view
on the prevailing situation in Karnataka about the Governor`s
recommendation and the manufactured majority on the basis of
which the B S Yeddyurappa government is continuing there. We
will finalize some joint strategy," Ali said.

He added that both the Left and his party are of the
firm view that the Karnataka Chief Minister and the Assembly
Speaker should quit in the light of the Supreme Court`s
observations against the Trust Vote the BJP goverment secured
in October last year.

"The Chief Minister and the Speaker should not stay in
their chair even for a second. If BJP high command has any
moral authority, it should ask them to quit," he said.

PTI