Yeddyurappa says Bhardwaj not giving copy of sanction order

Friday, January 21, 2011

BANGALORE - Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa late Friday said Governor H.R. Bhardwaj had refused to provide him with a copy of the order allowing his prosecution over corruption charges but had released it to the media.

In a letter to Bhardwaj, released to the media, Yeddyurappa said he had deputed a senior officer who met the governors principal secretary and the governor himself but was not given a copy.

Yeddyurappa said soon after seeing media reports about Bhardwajs sanction, I deputed one of our senior officers from the CM’s secretariat to Raj Bhavan to collect a copy of the said sanction order.

Officer deputed for the purpose met your principal secretary and also yourself and requested for a copy of the order. I understand that Your Excellency declined to provide

the copy of the order, Yeddyurappa said in the letter.

It is very unfortunate that being a constitutional Head of the state, a copy of the order passed was not handed over to me and the information of such an order was divulged to the press.

In this connection I would like to bring to your notice that so far I have neither received a copy of complaint petition nor an opportunity to explain my point of view. I hereby once again request you to provide the copy of the said sanction order immediately, Yeddyurappa said.

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