BJP to launch "Governor Hatao, State Bachao" campaign

Stepping up the offensive, BJP in Karnataka on Monday said it would launch an agitation against Governor HR Bhardwaj for recommending President`s Rule in the State even as it sought his recall.

Last Updated: May 16, 2011, 12:32 PM IST

Bangalore: Stepping up the offensive, BJP
in Karnataka on Monday said it would launch an agitation against
Governor HR Bhardwaj for recommending President`s Rule in the
State even as it sought his recall.

"Governor Hatao, State Bachao andolan will commence
today itself," party spokesman CT Ravi said.

Senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu charged the
Governor with "trying to rule the state through back gate".

He said the BJP would not allow the Governor to "topple"
the party`s government in the state and accused Bhardwaj of
trying to "murder democracy".

The Centre should not accept the Governor`s
recommendation, he told reporters here.

The BJP was ready to prove the majority of its
government, "whether it`s here or in New Delhi," Naidu said,
and demanded Bhardwaj`s recall.

PTI