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Karnataka power battle: Rahul talks to Deve Gowda over phone

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, today spoke with JD(S) supremo H D Deve over phone and is understood to have discussed the prevailing political situation in the state.

Sources confirmed that Gandhi and the former had a telephonic talk, but no details were available about what was discussed by the two leaders.

With the and the JD(S) fighting a legal battle in the over government formation in the state after Governor invited the BJP's B S Yeddyurappa, who took oath as chief minister, and gave him 15 days to prove a majority.

Sources said the and the JD(S) are concerned about the safety of their legislators, whom they feel the BJP will poach while misusing the central agencies and the

Both the parties are learnt to have lodged their MLAs in luxury resorts in the state and are awaiting the Supreme Court's decision in the matter.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 23:35 IST