Now, Opposition wants Governor Vajubhai Vala to resign

Now, Opposition wants Governor Vajubhai Vala to resign

Governor Vajubhai Vala

As the floor test episode in Karnataka settled B S Yeddyurappa’s fate, the Opposition is now gunning for Governor Vajubhai Vala, whose controversial decision to give 15 days to the BJP leader to prove majority was questioned even by the Supreme Court.

Questions were raised about Vala’s decision to invite and give “too much of time” for Yeddyurappa for the floor test and demands for his resignation has started coming in while the RSS is said to have expressed its displeasure over his role in the whole episode.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury minced no words in demanding his quitting while Congress president Rahul Gandhi too echoed him but said he can give a guarantee that his successor would do the same thing.

“The corrupt and criminal designs of the BJP have been defeated. This shows the Governor’s decision to invite the BJP to form a government was malafide and against his constitutional mandate...If the Governor of Karnataka has any shame left, he should submit his resignation as well,” Yechury said. To a question whether he would demand Vala’s resignation, Rahul said the Governor had no choice as he has “no power” any more.

“The power is completely with the prime minister and the RSS. It is good if he resigns, but I can guarantee that the next man in his place will do exactly the same,” the Congress president said. BSP chief Mayawati also felt that the Governors are not allowed to work freely and the image of Raj Bhavan has been dented by the developments in Karnataka.

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who quit BJP recently, said Karnataka shows there is still some morality left in politics but alas not in the BJP.

“Now, the governor should also resign,” he added.

Senior JD(U) rebel leader Sharad Yadav, whose supporters last week launched a new party, said the BJP could not install its government inspite of all its tactics is a great win of democracy and unity of d opposition parties.

“Governors in the country need to adopt uniform parameters for formation of the governments in states,” he said.