BJP holds demo in Bangalore, demands Guv`s recall

The ruling BJP in Karnataka held a demonstration demanding recall of Governor HR Bhardwaj for sanctioning prosecution of CM B S Yeddyurappa and accused the opposition Congress and JDS of indulging in "backdoor politics".

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 13:25 PM IST

Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka
held a demonstration on Saturday demanding recall of Governor H
R Bhardwaj for sanctioning prosecution of Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa and accused the opposition Congress and JDS of
indulging in "backdoor politics".

Addressing the protesting BJP members here, senior
leader H N Ananth Kumar said the party would request President
Pratibha Patil to recall the Governor.

In Karnataka, the Congress and the JDS lost the
Assembly polls in 2008, Lok Sabha elections in 2009 and zilla
and taluk pachayat polls last year, he noted.

"They (Congress and JDS) don`t have people`s
mandate. They are indulging in back-door politics", Ananth
Kumar said.

Accusing the Governor of hatching a "conspiracy", he
asserted that the Yeddyurappa government would complete its
five-year term.

BJP members raised slogans such as "get out, get out
Governor" and "Raj Bhavan: Extension of 10, Janpath".

PTI