Will continue to demand Bhardwaj`s removal: Yeddyurappa

Karnataka CM said he would continue to demand Governor`s recall as he "acted in a partisan manner".

New Delhi: Notwithstanding Centre
rejecting HR Bhardwaj`s recommendation on imposing
President`s rule in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa
on Monday said he would continue to demand the recall of the
Governor, who "acted in a partisan manner".

"I compliment the Government of India for taking the
decision not to accept the Karnataka Governor`s recommendation
to keep the Assembly in suspended animation. It is a great
victory for democracy and for my government which enjoys a
clear majority," Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

After the Centre rejected his recommendation last
night, Bhardwaj gave his consent to the Cabinet`s
recommendation to convene the Assembly session from June 2.

However, this did not placate Yeddyurappa and the BJP
and the party has decided not to give up its demand for the
Governor`s recall.

"This was nothing but a political conspiracy of the
Congress party. This is an attack on the federal structure of
the country and recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission on
Centre-state relationships," Yeddyurappa said.

Sources close to the Chief Minister maintained that he
will return to the capital after a week and meet Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram to
press for Bhardwaj`s removal. Singh left for a week-long visit
to Ethiopia and Tanzania this morning.

"The Centre`s decision clearly exhibits that the
Governor has acted hastily and in a partisan manner. It is
high time that the Centre recall the Governor immediately,"
Yeddyurappa said.