LK Advani wants to meet PM to discuss Karnataka

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 22:07

New Delhi: Miffed at the role of Karnataka
Governor H R Bhardwaj in "generating" a crisis in the state,
senior BJP leader L K Advani on Tuesday sought an appointment with
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the issue.

After meeting BJP MLAs from Karnataka to discuss the
political situation in the state and chalk out the future
course of action, Advani and other senior leaders decided that
the "partisan" role of the Governor should be brought to the
notice of Prime Minister.
Sources said the party has not yet heard from the Prime
Minister on their request for a meeting.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley had
earlier questioned the role and motive of Bhardwaj in first
sending a report to the Centre recommending imposition of
President`s Rule in Karnataka and then asking the B S
Yeddyurappa government to prove its majority in the assembly
again on October 14.
Jaitley had alleged that the Karnataka Raj Bhawan is
being used for "political purposes and horse-trading". He
maintained that "possible defectors" were virtually operating
from the Governor`s House.

Earlier, when the crisis erupted, Leader of Opposition in
Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had criticised Bhardwaj and said the
Centre should recall him, a demand reiterated today by
Jaitley.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 22:07

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