Bangalore: Opposition JD(S) on Sunday came
out in support for Governor H R Bhardwaj, who is at
loggerheads with the ruling BJP for some time, saying he was
"correct" in demanding clarification on land scam and illegal
mining issues from Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.
Speaking to reporters after releasing the manifesto
for the coming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat polls, party chief HD
Deve Gowda said Bhardwaj had "gone by the rule book" when he
sent letters to Yeddyurappa seeking clarification.
On December 15, the Governor had shot off two letters
to Yeddyurappa asking him to send a detailed report on the
land scams allegedly involving his family members and also
what action had been taken to stop illegal mining, with
specific reference to the Reddy brothers, ministers and mining
magnates Janardhana and Karunakara.
"As the Head of the state, he was correct in seeking
explanation from the Chief Minister on illegal mining and the
land scam", he said.
"The BJP reacting belligerently against him is not
good," Gowda said.
State BJP chief K S Eshwarappa had criticised
Bhardwaj`s action and alleged that he was acting as the leader
of the Opposition in the state.
Gowda also demanded that the BJP reveals details on
the issue on which clarification was sought.