Mon, 08 Aug 2011 07:52:26 GMT

Karnataka BJP still stuck over ministry formation

Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) remained stuck on the formation of its new Karnataka ministry with rival factions mired in differences over the number and posts each will get, party sources said late Sunday.

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.

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