"There is no question of recalling the Governor", Home
Minister P Chidambaram told a press conference here when asked
about BJP's demand for recall of Bhardwaj after his last
week's report recommending a spell of President's rule in the
state and keeping the assembly in suspended animation.
Notwithstanding the Centre's decision to reject
Governor's recommendations, Karnataka Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa said on Monday that they would continue to press for
the removal of the Governor.
"The facts (in the Governor's report for imposition of
President's rule) did not enable us to come to a conclusion
with regards Article 356," he said explaining last night's
decision of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA)
rejecting the Governor's report.
He said in arriving at the decision the government was
"mindful" of the Supreme Court's judgment on the issue, an
apparent reference to the SR Bommai judgement which put
strict safeguards in regard to dismissal of a state government
by the Centre.
Replying to questions, he said that the Centre would
issue advisory to the Karnataka government in the aftermath of
the Governor's report.
On the Governor's recommendations, Chidambaram said the
"Governor performed his duty and we took our decision".
New Delhi: The Centre on Monday rejected the
demand for recall of Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj with whom
the ruling BJP has a running feud.
First Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 00:07