Karnataka BJP still stuck over ministry formation
BJP general secretary and in-charge of party affairs in the state Dharmendra Pradhan arrived here late Sunday and held talks with groups led by new Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and former rural development minister Jagadish Shettar.
State BJP chief K.S. Eshwarappa, who had backed Shettar to succeed scam-hit B.S. Yeddyurappa, also met Pradhan.
"More talks will be held to settle the number of ministers from each group and the portfolios for them," a party leader privy to the discussions told IANS Sunday night.
Eshwarappa told reporters before the meeting that he was hopeful of all issues being sorted out by late Sunday.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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