Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up JD (S) leader H D Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday.
The JD (S) and Congress have moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Karnataka governor to invite BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to take oath as chief minister.
The two parties have also accused the BJP of indulging in horse trading.
While the BJP has emerged as the single-largest party in Karnataka, the JD (S) and Congress together have more MLAs.
“Spoke to our former Prime Minister Shri HD Deve Gowda Ji and conveyed birthday wishes to him. I pray for his good health and long life,” Modi tweeted.
Gowda, who served as prime minister from June 1, 1996 to April 21, 1997, turned 85 today.
Gowda has served as the 11th Prime Minister of India from 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997. Prior to which he was serving as the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996.