CM skips a Guv function, again

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan had organised a function to release the Kannada version of book -- India: A Fellowship of Faiths -- penned by Bhardwaj. Yeddyurappa was invited for the book release, and the chief minister’s engagement diary for the day included the function. However, he did not turn up. No explanation was forthcoming.

Curiously enough, the Chief Minister was present at KPCL corporate office on Race Course road, located adjacent to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, while the book release function was on.
Yeddyurappa had skipped the high-tea organised by the Governor at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of Republic Day. Ever since Bhardwaj gave his sanction to prosecute Yeddyurappa on charges of land scam, the latter is avoiding Bhardwaj.

When the media sought his reaction on Yeddyurappa’s refusing to resign despite prosecution proceedings, the Governor said, “He (Yeddyurappa) is an elected representative” and that he cannot say anything in this regard.

Asked whether the Chief Minister should resign on moral grounds, he said he is nobody to teach morality.

 Bhardwaj said use of religion in politics is criminal. “But it does not mean that religion divides the nation. It actually unites the nation. Only that one needs to understand it properly,” he added.

Prof H V Nagaraj Rao has translated the Governor’s book into Kannada. The translation is published by the Bhavan.

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