BJP to parade MLAs before Prez on Monday

Stung by an abrupt recommendation by Governor H R Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under President`s rule, the ruling BJP on Sunday said it will demonstrate the government`s majority in Rastrapati Bhavan tomorrow.

Bangalore: Stung by an abrupt recommendation
by Governor H R Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under President`s
rule, the ruling BJP on Sunday said it will demonstrate the
government`s majority in Rastrapati Bhavan tomorrow.

BJP, after holding its Legislature Party meeting, has
plans to take all its legislators to Delhi to parade them
before President Pratibha Patil to prove that its government
enjoyed absolute majority and protest against the Governor`s
action, party members said.
BJP has a strength of 121 members in the 224-member House
with the return of 11 party rebels following the Supreme Court
setting aside their disqualification.
Speaker K G Bopaiah had disqualified 16 MLAs -- eleven
from BJP and five independents-- acting upon a complaint by
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on October 10 last after they
withdrew support to the government.

PTI