Ktaka Guv taking his time to take final call

Written by Political Bureau | New Delhi, Oct 29 | Updated: Oct 30 2007, 04:22am hrs
The political scenario in Karnataka is continued to be fluid even on Monday as Governor Rameshwar Thakur refused to commit a categorical assurance to BJP-JD(S) combine legislature party leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the next government despite having numbers in his favour.

The assurance from the Governor eluded Yeddyurappa, as both the Congress and the JD(S) rebel group led by former state home minister MP Prakash has been mounting pressure on Thakur for not allowing the rank opportunistic re-alliance any further headway to form the government.

Since Thakur has a few options, he has been taking his time to take a final call. Going by the famous Bomai case, he may first suggest for revocation of President rule and once revoked might invite Yeddyurappa to form the government. But since he has already received two separate letters from BJP and JD(S) urging him dissolution of the House, he may recommend dissolution of the assembly.

Moreover, as expected the BJP-JD(S) combine not only submitted individual affidavits from 121 MLAs this evening pledging support to a new coalition government under the leadership of Yeddyurappa in a House of 224 but also paraded them in front of the Governor.

Sources in BJP, however, claimed that the party still favoured fresh elections, but it agreed to tie-up again with JD(S) to pre-empt the Congress design for backdoor entry, as it did in Jharkhand and Goa recently.