Bangalore: BJP leader HN Ananth Kumar on Sunday
alleged that Governor HR Bhardwaj`s recommendation of President`s
rule in Karnataka had the "blessings" of Congress President
Sonia Gandhi and "approval" of Rahul Gandhi.
Speaking at a public rally in the district headquarters
town of Bellary, Ananth Kumar said the "conspiracy" (to impose
President`s Rule) was not hatched in Raj Bhavan alone, adding,
one has to understand as to who all have taken part in it.
"It has the blessings of Sonia Gandhi, it has the approval
of Rahul Gandhi; it has the `silent approval` of (Prime
Minister) Manmohan Singh", he alleged.
Kumar said the Congress high command has joined hands with
JDS supremo HD Devegowda in the `conspiracy` to impose
President`s rule in the State.
BJP`s state unit President KS Eshwarappa and Ministers G
Janardhana Reddy, Shobha Karandlaje and B Sriramulu were among
those present at the rally.
Ananth Kumar later also took part in protests in Hubli,
while Eshwarappa led the demonstrations in Chitradurga.
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa addressed a rally in
BJP kicked off protest rallies, one led by Yeddyurappa and
another by Eshwarappa, yesterday to mobilise public opinion
against the Governor recommending central rule, and also to
exert pressure on Bhardwaj to give his nod to Cabinet decision
to convene the Assembly session from June 2.