Cong virtually leaves Bhardwaj to fend for himself

Amid BJP`s demand for recall of Karnataka`s Governor H R Bhardwaj, Congress today virtually left him to fend for himself, maintaining the matter is between the Governor and the Centre.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 22:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Amid BJP`s demand for recall of
Karnataka`s Governor H R Bhardwaj, Congress today virtually
left him to fend for himself, maintaining the matter is
between the Governor and the Centre.

"As far as the role of the Governor is concerned, what he
is doing and what he is not doing, the party has nothing to do
with it. This issue is between the Governor and the Home
Ministry, i.e the Centre", party General Secretary Janardan
Dwivedi told reporters.

Informed sources said if Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa wins the confidence vote and the BJP government
stabilizes, Bhardwaj`s continuance in the Raj Bhavan could be
untenable.

Dwivedi, who faced a volley of questions on the issue,
also downplayed the state Congress`s attack on the Governor
for allowing a second trust vote to the Karnataka Chief
Minister.

"As BJP is in the role of the opposition at the Centre,
so is our party in Karnataka", he said when asked about
Congress leader Siddaramaiah`s attack on Bhardwaj, terming his
offer to the BJP government to prove majority again in the
House as "unprecedented" and "unconstitutional".

Asked about BJP`s demand for the recall of the Governor,
the AICC leader said "BJP is in opposition and hence it was
their right to make any demand."

"It is not necessary to comment on their every remark
because of lot of remarks tend to be illogical", he said when
asked to comment on BJP`s allegation that Congress is
attempting to destabilise the Karnataka government.

To a query whether Bhardwaj is an ideal Governor, Dwivedi
said "political parties do not make any comment on Governor".

The party`s response came on a day when BJP led a high-
level delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding
the recall of the Governor.

-PTI