BJP leaders meet president, seek governor’s recallBy IANS
Monday, January 24, 2011
NEW DELHI - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met President Pratibha Patil Monday and sought Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj’s removal, with veteran L.K. Advani calling him biased.
“We have come to knock the doors of the president as his (Bhardwaj’s) way of dealing with things are against the constitution,” Advani said at the presidential palace, referring to the governor sanctioning prosecution of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for corruption.
“The governor has insulted the constitution. He was biased from day one and has let his post down,” added Advani. The BJP alleged the governor was trying to fulfil his political ambitions.
The BJP submitted a 15-page report to the president.
Yeddyurappa demanded that the governor should apologies to the people of Karnataka.
On Sunday, Yeddyurappa met BJP leaders Advani and Arun Jaitley to chalk out a strategy to deal with the situation arising from the governor’s sanction to prosecute him for alleged involvement in land scams.