Amid Karnataka Row, Congress Seeks To Meet With President Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi:  The Congress has sought an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind on behalf of like-minded opposition parties to brief him about the Karnataka governor inviting the BJP to form government in the southern state, even though the assembly election ended in split verdict.

A person familiar with the matter in the Congress said though the party has sought an appointment with President Kovind tomorrow, they are likely to meet him next week after the floor test tomorrow of the BS Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka.

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had given the BJP 15 days to prove majority. The Congress and the Janata Dal Secular (JDS) had moved the Supreme Court against the decision of Mr Vala to invite Mr Yeddyurappa to form the government in Karnataka.

People familiar with the matter said all like-minded opposition parties are seeking to highlight to the President the Karnataka governor’s move of inviting the BJP to form the government, even…

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