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Bangalore: The political situation in Karnataka remains fluid with the Union Government yet to take a final decision on the recommendation of Governor H.R. Bhardwaj for proclamation of President's Rule under Article 356 (1) of the Constitution.
Sources in the State Government told The Hindu here on Friday that a letter in reply to the Governor's recommendation would be delayed although the Governor had made it clear that only on receipt of the reply from the Centre would he take a decision on convening a session of the State legislature as sought by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, which met in New Delhi on Friday, is understood to have put off a decision till Sunday.
An assurance to the State Government that the Centre would not act on the Governor's recommendation came on Monday when a high-level delegation of the National Democratic Alliance, led by veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani, called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The delegation was clearly told that the Union Government would not do anything unconstitutional.
However, with the Governor insisting on a reply from the Centre, the State Government resorted to pressure tactics. With the Centre delaying its decision on the Governor's report, the BJP will continue with its Statewide agitation protesting against the Governor's report and demanding his recall.
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