The political situation in Karnataka remains fluid with the Union Government yet to take a final decision on the recommendation of the Governor, H.R. Bhardwaj, for proclamation of President's Rule under Article 356 (1) of the Constitution.

Sources in the State Government toldThe Hinduhere on Friday that a letter in reply to the Governor's special 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 the 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 on Karnataka till Sunday.

An assurance to the State Government that the Centre will not act on the Governor's recommendation came on Monday when a high-level delegation of the National Democratic Alliance led by the veteran BJP leader, L.K. Advani, called on the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.

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