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PM greets H D Deve Gowda on birthday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today called up JD (S) leader H D Deve to wish him on his birthday.

The JD (S) and have moved the challenging the decision of the governor to invite BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as

The two parties have also accused the BJP of indulging in horse trading.

While the BJP has emerged as the single-largest party in Karnataka, the JD (S) and together have more MLAs.

"Spoke to our former Shri HD Deve Ji and conveyed birthday wishes to him. I pray for his good health and long life," Modi tweeted.

Gowda, who served as from June 1, 1996 to April 21, 1997, turned 85 today.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 10:15 IST