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Coalition with Congress under strain in Karnataka, says JD(S) leader
In a fresh war of words between Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress, PWD Minister HD Revanna said that if Congress doesn't mend its ways he would take his own way, hinting that the parties might move apart.

Revanna was speaking to media about the issues over the appointment of board and state corporation chairmen's posts. When asked about why Congress MLAs' names have not been approved for chairmen's post by the chief minister, Revanna said, "In terms of Hassan district appointment, CM and HD Deve Gowda both should consult us. We have six MLAs from Hassan. If they don't consult us they can go their way and we shall go ours."

Recently Hassan Congress MLC Gopalswamy name was shortlisted for the chairman's post but his name was dropped at the last minute. If reports are to be believed, it was because of HD Revanna that the name was dropped.

However, Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao said there were issues between the working style of coalition partners. "There are small issues. I request JD(S) leaders not to make such statements in the media. We can always discuss between four walls," said Rao.

Earlier, former PM Deve Gowda also expressed his disappointment with the way the coalition government was working. "The government is not working up to to my expectation. There are issues and both parties have to resolve it. There should be better coordination," said Deve Gowda.