K`taka Guv gives nod for convening Legislature Session

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 00:10

Bangalore: In wake of the Centre`s rejection
of his recommendation for President`s rule in Karnataka,
Governor HR Bhardwaj n Monday gave his nod for convening the
State Legislature Session from June 2, an issue over which he
and the BJP government had locked horns.

The Governor`s approval came a day after the Cabinet
Committee on Political Affairs rejected Bhardwaj`s
recommendation, which had triggered a fresh political war in
the state with the BJP organising state-wide protests
demanding his recall for the "unconstitutional" act.

Official sources said the Governor has summoned the
Legislature to meet at 12.15 PM on June 2.

Before the Centre`s decision emerged last night, BJP had
warned it would take its fight to the national level if the
government did not reject the recommendation within 24 hours.

In his special report to the Centre a week ago, Bhardwaj
had recommended imposition of President`s rule and keeping the
Assembly in suspended animnation, citing "breakdown of
constitutional mechanism".

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 00:10
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