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Cong Virtually Leaves Bhardwaj To Fend For Himself

New Delhi, Oct 13: Amid BJP's demand for recall of Karnataka's Governor H R Bhardwaj, Congress today virtually left him to fend for himself, maintaining the matter is between the Governor and the Centre.  "As
PTI October 13, 2010 20:14 IST
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New Delhi, Oct 13: Amid BJP's demand for recall of Karnataka's Governor H R Bhardwaj, Congress today virtually left him to fend for himself, maintaining the matter is between the Governor and the Centre.  

"As far as the role of the Governor is concerned, what he is doing and what he is not doing, the party has nothing to do with it. This issue is between the Governor and the Home Ministry, i.e the Centre", party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters.  

Informed sources said if Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa wins the confidence vote and the BJP government stabilizes, Bhardwaj's continuance in the Raj Bhavan could be untenable.  

Dwivedi, who faced a volley of questions on the issue, also downplayed the state Congress's attack on the Governor for allowing a second trust vote to the Karnataka Chief Minister.  

"As BJP is in the role of the opposition at the Centre, so is our party in Karnataka", he said when asked about Congress leader Siddaramaiah's attack on Bhardwaj, terming his offer to the BJP government to prove majority again in the House as "unprecedented" and "unconstitutional".  

Asked about BJP's demand for the recall of the Governor, the AICC leader said "BJP is in opposition and hence it was their right to make any demand."  

"It is not necessary to comment on their every remark because of lot of remarks tend to be illogical", he said when asked to comment on BJP's allegation that Congress is attempting to destabilise the Karnataka government.  

To a query whether Bhardwaj is an ideal Governor, Dwivedi said "political parties do not make any comment on Governor".  

The party's response came on a day when BJP led a high- level delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding the recall of the Governor. PTI