The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttara Kannada district unit on Tuesday took out a protest march in Karwar against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's alleged unconstitutional acts.
Activists of the BJP burnt an effigy of the Governor. The BJP activists sat on dharna at Subhash Circle demanding action against the Governor. It was part of a Statewide protest organised by the ruling party. Vinod Prabhu, chairman of Cashew Development Corporation, said although the government led by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had a majority in the Legislative Assembly, the Governor had been trying to overthrow the government. He said the Governor was acting on behalf of some Congress leaders in Delhi and defying all conventions of the Constitution. Prasad Karwarkar, Uttara Kannada BJP district unit president, said the Governor had been playing with fire and the Centre should not heed to his advice of overthrowing democratically elected government. He said it would set a bad precedent.
BJP leaders Rajesh Nayak, Arun Nadkarni, M.G. Naik, M.G. Bhat, Jagadeesh Birkodikar, and Ratan Durgekar were present.
Activists of the BJP burnt an effigy of the Governor