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Karnataka crisis: Mamata speaks to Kumaraswamy, asks him to not give in to BJP’s efforts


The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is in a turmoil after several MLAs, mostly of the Congress, resigned, threatening the stability of the ruling dispensation.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Karnataka’s HD Kumaraswamy to hold his ground and not give in to the efforts of the BJP, sources said Thursday.

Banerjee, stung by defections herself with several of the Trinamool Congress MPs and MLAs joining the BJP, dialled the Karnataka chief minister last evening and spoke to him over the political crisis in the state, the sources said.

They said it was during this conversation that ...


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