Moily flays BJP for slamming Centre`s advisory to Karnataka govt

Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday slammed BJP for criticising the advisory sent by the Centre to the BS Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, saying the party should have taken it in the right spirit.

Last Updated: May 28, 2011, 15:37 PM IST

Karkala: Law Minister M Veerappa
Moily on Saturday slammed BJP for criticising the advisory sent by
the Centre to the BS Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka,
saying the party should have taken it in the right spirit.

"The Centre acted in a responsible manner, despite BJP
being engaged in a malicious campaign against Congress to gain
sympathy from the people after Governor HR Bhardwaj sent in
his report to the Centre. But BJP`s attempts failed," he said.

BJP should have taken the Centre`s advisory in the
right spirit. Allegations of corruption and illegal mining
faced by Yeddyurappa government was not created by Congress,
Moily told reporters here.

It was the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered
Committee which brought to light the menace of illegal mining
going on in Karnataka after which Yeddyurappa government has
come under the cloud of corruption charges, he said.

It was on the basis of these allegations the Centre
had sent the advisory, he added.

Yeddyurappa had said he has sent the copy of the
advisory to BJP president Nitin Gadkari, seeking advice on
future steps the state should take on the issue. Yeddyurappa
and BJP`s top brass have been highly critical of the advisory.

The Centre had sent the advisory after rejecting the
Governor`s report recommending imposition of President`s rule.

PTI