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BJP protests against Governor's action

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He is acting as a Congress agent: Bhanuprakash

A Show of strength:Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party staging a protest in Shimoga on Tuesday.
A Show of strength:Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party staging a protest in Shimoga on Tuesday.

Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest here on Tuesday condemning Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's action of recommending President's rule in the State.

Addressing the activists at Ashoka Circle, vice-president of the State BJP M.B. Bhanuprakash alleged that Mr. Bhardwaj was acting as an agent of the Congress.

By acting in a partisan manner, Mr. Bhardwaj brought disrepute to the Governor's office.

Being the constitutional head of the State, the Governor was expected to guide the State government in the right direction, he said.

On the contrary, Mr. Bhardwaj acted in an obstructionist manner.

Petty politics

As the Governor indulged in petty politics by recommending the dismissal of a government that enjoyed majority, the Union Government should recall him at the earliest, he said.

There was no constitutional crisis in the State and the Government was functioning in a smooth manner.

The recommendation of the Governor to dismiss the BJP government and impose President's rule was a politically motivated act, he said.

Chairperson of Mysore Paper Mills Araga Jnanendra accused the Governor of acting against the norms of democracy.

Successive electoral defeats had left the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) leaders frustrated. Unable to tolerate the popularity of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) leaders hatched a conspiracy to destabilise the State government.

The negative politics of the Opposition parties became an impediment to implement development projects in the State, he said.

Vice-president of the Karnataka State Sports Authority Girish Patel and president of the zilla panchayat Shubha Krishnamurthy were among those who participated in the protest.

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