The party legislators, led by State BJP president K S Eshwarappa and Venkaiah Naidu staged the protest in front of Raj Bhavan, demanding recall of the Governor.
However, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his ministerial colleagues did not participate. Naidu accused the Governor of colluding with the Congress and the JD(S) to destabilise the BJP government. He alleged that the Governor had sanctioned prosecution at the instance of the Congress to divert people’s attention from the 2G, CWG and other scams.
Speaking at the BJP legislature party meeting in Bangalore, Eshwarappa said public rallies in support of its ‘recall campaign’ would be held in Hubli on February 2, Belgaum on February 5 and in Bangalore, on February 7.
A workers’ rally to felicitate voters and thank party workers will be held in Bangalore on February 20, to celebrate 1,000 days of the BJP government. The forum will also be used to mobilise support for the ‘oust governor campaign’, he added.
A slew of rallies has fuelled speculation in political circles that the Yeddyurappa government is exploring the option of dissolving the Assembly after presentation of the budget in the third week of February.