Bangalore: Beleaguered Karnataka Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday slammed as a "daylight murder
of democracy and justice" Governor H R Bhardwaj`s nod for
prosecuting him on corruption charges.
"It is nothing but broad daylight murder of democracy and
justice", Yeddyurappa said in a strongly-worded statement soon
after Bhardwaj gave sanction to two advocates of a lawyers
forum to prosecute the CM under the Prevention of Corruption
Charging that the Governor has carried out his political
agenda through his office, Yeddyurappa also hit out at the
opposition saying "what the opposition parties could not
achieve directly through the mandate of the people, has been
achieved by them through the office of the Governor and Raj
"It is unfortunate that the Governor has taken the decision
to accord sanction to prosecute even before any preliminary
inquiry or any opportunity having been given to me in the case
relating to a private complaint filed by individuals", he
alleged and dubbed the decision as "politically motivated".
In continued tirade against Bhardwaj, he charged the
Governor has acted in an "arbitrary and partisan" manner
giving a go-by to the principles of natural justice.
"From the beginning, the Governor has been behaving in a
biased manner and as an agent of Congress and JD(S). The
Governor did not even seek the opinion from the council of
ministers on the complaint", he pointed out.
"There is no instance in judicial history of any arbitrary
decision like this without recourse to an inquiry. I have full
faith in the judicial system of this country and I will come
out clean", Yeddyurappa said.
Yeddyurappa expressed his anguish over the Governor not
furnishing to him a copy of his order granting sanction for
Sources close to Yeddyurappa said the Chief Minister
took strong exception to the Governor releasing the order of
his decision to the media without providing him with a copy.
"I have not seen the order. I am yet to get it",
Yeddyurappa had said earlier when his reaction was sought.