Bangalore: Dealing yet another blow to BJP
government in Karnataka, Governor H R Bhardwaj on Monday said he
was not satisfied with Chief Minister BS Yedyurappa`s reply
to his two letters about corruption charges against him and
"I am not satisifed by the reply given by the Chief
Minister on the questions I raised over allegations of
corruption, illegal mining and land scams", Bhardwaj said, a
day after Yeddyurappa dispatched his missive to the Governor
in response to the two letters he wrote on December 15.
Dismissing the contents of Yedyurappa`s reply as only a
"defence" and not indicative of "action", Bhardwaj, who
seemed to be have been irked by its tone and tenor, said "No,
I am not satisfied. Let me tell you".
Speaking to reporters here, he hit back at BJP leaders
who have been critical of his actions.
Bhardwaj said "I had posed two fundamental questions
which are still on my mind and are causing me lot of mental
tension. Instead of being obliged to me for pointing out what
it needs to be done for the welfare of the people, they are
"The first question was when I found ministers in this
government are indulging in illegal mining and making crores
and crores of rupees by depriving the people of the state of
their dues and from the government exchequer. The matter is
serious. Any individual citizen can be immediately dealt with
by the law enforcement agency but nothing moves against
powerful people. This is what is being demonstrated by the
country", Bhardwaj said.
"The second thing is about the ministers indulging in
corruption. I do not have any information, it is what I have I
read in the newspapers. I have received representation form
the NGOs and the media. Can I ignore ministers making crores
and crores of rupees? It is for the government to find out
the wrong doings", he said.