Centre gives short-shrift to Bhardwaj`s recommendation

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, did not discuss the ‘special report’ send by HR Bhardwaj to the Centre for dismissal of the BJP government and keeping the assembly in suspended animation.

Last Updated: May 19, 2011, 20:51 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre appears to have given
short-shrift to the controversial recommendation of Karnataka
Governor HR Bhardwaj for imposition of President`s rule in
the state.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, did not discuss the ‘special report’ send by
Bhardwaj to the Centre on Sunday for dismissal of the BJP
government and keeping the assembly in suspended animation.

Asked by reporters after the weekly Cabinet meeting
whether the Governor`s report came up for discussion,
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni`s cryptic
response was ‘no’.

On Wednesday, the Governor had expressed the hope that the
Centre would take a decision in a day or two apparently on his
recommendations made after last week`s Supreme Court judgement
quashing the disqualification of 11 BJP MLAs and 5 independent
MLAs.

The Governor had made these remarks when Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa met him and urged him to convene the assembly
from June two in a bid to prove his majority.

PTI