Eight Karnataka ministers stage march to Raj Bhavan

An eight-member ministerial team Saturday staged a march to Raj Bhavan demanding that Karnataka Governor HS Bhardwaj provide them a copy of the order according sanction for prosecuting CM BS Yeddyurappa in alleged land scams.

Last Updated: Jan 22, 2011, 11:38 AM IST

Bangalore: An eight-member ministerial team Saturday staged a march to Raj Bhavan demanding that Karnataka Governor HS Bhardwaj provide them a copy of the order according sanction for prosecuting Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in alleged land scams.

The team led by Karnataka Law Minister S Suresh Kumar walked the distance of more than one km from Yeddyurappa’s official residence to Raj Bhavan.

Besides Suresh Kumar, the other ministers were V Somanna, Basavaraj Bommai, Murugesh Nirani, Lakshman Savadi, Revunaik Belamagi, Govind Karjol and CH Vijayashankar.

Objecting to Bhardwaj’s action, Yeddyurappa in a letter to him had said, “It is very unfortunate that being a constitutional head of the state, a copy of the order passed by you was not handed over to me and the information of such an order was divulged to the press.”

The Governor’s sanction for prosecution came on Friday.

IANS