Karnataka Governor should be recalled: Venkaiah Naidu

Karnataka Governor HR Bharadwaj should be recalled immediately, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2011, 15:59 PM IST

Vijayawada: Karnataka Governor HR Bharadwaj should be recalled immediately, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Saying that Bharadwaj, who has sanctioned the prosecution of Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa over corruption charges, undermined the democracy, Naidu said that BJP would raise the issue vehemently in the Budget session of the Parliament.

Also, BJP leaders will meet the President Pratibha Patil tomorrow in this regard, Naidu said.

Continuation of Bharadwaj as Governor would "damage relations between Centre and the state", he said, talking to reporters here.

The Governor was acting only as Congress`s agent, he alleged. "Bharadwaj is acting and the Congress high command is directing the play against Karnataka Chief Minister," Naidu said.

"The Centre wants to divert the attention from its failures and also its own involvement in the corruption," he added.

The former Congress chief ministers of Karnataka too had faced corruption charges in the past, why they were not prosecuted, Naidu asked.

PTI