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SOUTH-Impact of the Wave

ment of people, largely veterans. Then be joined Coagress(R).
Siddaveerappa, a very old hand at the political game, is Urs' main rival in the party. In the bid to form a ministry he was supported by quite a few Vok- kaligas also, like M V Krishnappa, now an MP. Urs opposed the move. His logic was that a ministry then formed would largely consist of defectors and the party could never have a fresh team. Secondly, Urs must have seen in Siddaveerappa's haste an attempt at becoming Chief Minister. The support of some Vokkaligas for forming a ministry indicated the anxiety of the two major groups to block the emergence of a leader from a minority community. However Urs has always enjoyed the support of the High Command and has won the day.

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