BSY to parade MLAs before Raj Bhavan

BSY to parade MLAs before Raj Bhavan

“We are organising one more parade in Bangalore as we want to convey the message to the Governor that we have enough numbers. Besides, a memorandum would be submitted to the Governor to convene Assembly session from June 2,” Yeddyurappa said.
He also said that the party would continue its protest against Governor H R Bhardwaj till he was recalled.

Sources in the CM’s Bangalore office said Yeddyurappa himself had sought to meet the Governor to wish him on his birthday even as there was speculation in political circles that it was Bhardwaj who had summoned the chief minister.

This will be the first meeting of Yeddyurappa with Bhardwaj after the latter dispatched a special report to the Centre recommending imposition of President’s rule in the State.
After the BJP sought time to meet the governor, he has asked the delegation to meet him at 4.00 pm on Wednesday.

The chief minister, cabinet ministers and all MLAs will leave for Bangalore on Wednesday early morning.

Earlier, the BJP paraded its MLAs from Karnataka before President Pratibha Patil, seeking rejection of the Governor’s  recommendation and demanding his immediate recall.
Led by party President Nitin Gadkari and other central leaders including Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and 114 other MLAs presented themselves before the President and handed over a memorandum containing their demands.

The BJP claims to have the support of 122 MLAs in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. Of these, 114 were present while six had reportedly sent letters of support to Yeddyurappa. One BJP MLAs is travelling abroad and another could not be present as he has undergone a heart surgery.

Gadkari said he had apprised Patil of the Governor's action and how he had again recommended President's Rule in Karnataka though the government enjoyed a majority. “Since he has time and again acted against the Constitution he should be called back. We told the President that she should exercise the powers she has to recall the Governor,” Gadkari said.

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