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BSY, HDK spike talks about merging their parties | India News


BENGALURU: Days after BJP and JD (S) came together with the common goal of overthrowing Prathap Chandra Shetty as chairman of the legislative council, CM BS Yediyurappa and his predecessor HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday increased reports of any possibility of merger of the parts.
In a statement, Yediyurappa said that it was not about admitting JD (S) legislators into BJP or working towards a merger of the parties and said that the understanding with JD (S) was limited to a one-time event to evict Shetty. “There is no occasion for such a development,” the statement said. He said the opposition expressed by JD (S) to the controversial anti-cow slaughter legislation has forced BJP to consider the ordinance’s route, suggesting that the state party cannot be an ally on issues central to BJP.
Speculation has rife in recent months that Yediyurappa, if asked by BJP to resign as CM, could organize a party with the help of JD (S) in his bid to stay in power.

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