Bangalore Bureau

Bangalore: Karnataka Governor T.N. Chaturvedi is expected to come out with his decision to end the political impasse in the State on Saturday.

Sources in the Raj Bhavan told The Hindu here on Friday night that the Governor was consulting legal experts and would announce his decision by 4 p.m. He had granted time till January 27 for the test of strength.Late in the night, over 135 JD (S) and BJP legislators under the leadership of H.D. Kumaraswamy and B.S. Yediyurappa called on the Governor and staked their claim to form the government. They also referred to Chief Minister Dharam Singh "defying" his direction to table a motion of confidence and accused the Congress of indulging in delaying tactics in the Assembly.

Speaker Krishna also submitted a report to the Governor on Friday night.

It is learnt that the Governor was unhappy about the criticism over his deputing two observers to the House. He pointed out that he was within his rights.

In Uttar Pradesh the former Governor, Romesh Bandari, sent his observers to the House; they submitted a report different from his [Bhandari's].

Earlier, Chief Minister Dharam Singh, accompanied by Law Minister H.K. Patil, requested the Governor to ask the Speaker to reconvene the session to enable him to table the motion.

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