BeyondHeadlines Special Correspondent
Bangalore: Ruling BJP activists today staged protests for the third consecutive day against Governor H R Bhardwaj for recommending dismissal of the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka. Protests were held in various parts of the city and also in some parts of the state, according to reports reaching here. In the city, the BJP workers raised anti-Governor slogans and burnt the effigy of Bhardwaj in some places. The protests triggered off traffic blockades.
State BJP unit president K S Eswarappa stressed the party’s demand for the recall of Bhardwaj, whom he accused of making efforts to dislodge the government ever since he assumed office of the Governor. Speaking to the press on his arrival from Delhi, where the BJP paraded its MLAs at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Eswarappa said the Governor “will not succeed” in his effort to remove the Yeddyurappa government. He expressed hope that the Centre would not accept the recommendation by Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under the President’s rule. Bhardwaj, who has been indulging in “unconstitutional acts”, should quit immediately, Eswarappa demanded.