'Karnataka script written in New Delhi': Venkaiah Naidu

Last Updated: Thu, May 19, 2011 17:29 hrs

Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday alleged that the script to destabilise of the Karnataka government was written in New Delhi and was being implemented at Bangalore Raj Bhavan through the governor.

Reiterating party's demand of recalling Karnataka governor H R Bhardwaj immediately, he said that there was a need to hold a national level debate on the role and functioning of the governors.

Addressing a press conference here, Naidu said the Karnataka governor was virtually acting as an opposition leader.

The BJP leader alleged that Bhardwaj played a partisan role and made a mockery of the institution and tried to destabilise the elected Karnataka government from the day he took charge.

"Bhardwaj must immediately tender his resignation for his undemocratic action," the BJP leader said. He said that the BJP core committee would soon meet to plan agitation if the Centre failed to recall Bhardwaj.

Naidu alleged that Bhardwaj embarked upon a political confrontation with the elected government and virtually converted the Raj Bhavan into the epicentre of political conspiracy to destablise the state government.

"The Rajbhavan in Bangalore has become a centre for political activity and hatching conspiracies," he said.

"Even after Chief Minister Yeddyurappa proved his majority last time, the governor, as per his game plan, hastily recommended to the Centre for action under article 356 of the constitution," he added.

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