BJP slams Bhardwaj for not calling special session of Assembly

"The Karnataka Governor has accepted that the B S Yeddyurappa government enjoys a comfortable majority yet he is busy playing games. Though a resolution was passed two days ago by the ruling party that a vidhan sabha session should be called, the Governor has kept the issue pending," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said here.

After the Supreme Court verdict, Bhardwaj had sent a report to the Centre recommending imposition of President's Rule in the state without going for a floor test in the Assembly. The report was today rejected by the Home Ministry.

"We condemn the Govenor's decision. Even a President does not do so (not heed advise of government for calling a session of Parliament). We demand that by today evening he should accept this recommendation," Javadekar said.

He maintained that if Bhardwaj failed to do so, the already agitated people of the state would hold more vocal demonstrations and protests against the Governor.

BJP claims to have the support of 121 MLAs in the 224 member Karnataka Assembly after the Supreme Court quashed the suspension of 11 party MLAs in a recent judgement.

Yeddyurappa had paraded his MLAs earlier this week at Rashtrapati Bhawan to convince President Pratibha Patil that he has the numbers in the Assembly.

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