BJP will prove majority without doubt in Karnataka: Naidu

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the party was confident of proving its majority tomorrow and clarified that the BJP had accepted the offer of a second vote of confidence only to clear any misgivings.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 23:02 PM IST

Bangalore: Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu
on Wednesday said the party was confident of proving its majority
tomorrow and clarified that the BJP had accepted the offer of
a second vote of confidence only to clear any misgivings in
the minds of the people over the issue.
"There was no need for a second trust vote but we want to
remove misgivings in the minds of the people who could have
doubts that the BJP legislators had broken rules and had come
to blows going by certain reports," he told reporters here.

"We will prove majority without doubt," he said.

He said there was no question of `charity` by Governor H
R Bhardwaj in offering a second vote and reiterated that Chief
Minister was an elected head while Governor was nominated.

He said the Governor was given to the habit of preaching.

"Who has given him this authority. He is more of a
politician and less of a Governor," he said.

"The Raj Bhavan has become a temporary part time office
of the Congress-JDS and also some businessmen and those
unhappy with the state government," he alleged.
Instead of acting as the guardian of the Constitution,
the Governor became a "centre of dissident activity", he said.

It was not the Governor`s business to interfere and pass
caustic remarks against the BJP government, he said adding "He
(Bharadwaj) has been pouring venom against the BJP government."

The people of Karnataka deserve a "good governor" who is
above politics and the Centre should ensure this in the
interest of democracy and better state-centre relationship, he
said adding a BJP delegation had met the Prime Minister and
pressed for the Governor`s recall.

Ridiculing the JDS and Congress claim that they were not
interested in forming the government, he said if this was true
why were they trying to wean away its members.

"There was an internal problem in the BJP", he admitted
but "the opposition has no business to intervene."

He warned the Congress against "misusing Governor office"
in Karnataka akin to their alleged "misuse" of the CBI office
in Gujarat.

PTI