Congress to hit streets if BJP government not dismissedMay 16th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The Congress in Karnataka Monday threatened to hit the streets if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state was not dismissed immediately.
“We welcome the governor’s move (to recommend to the central government to dismiss the state government),” state Congress president G. Parameshwara told reporters here.
“If the corrupt BJP government is not dismissed, we will organise a statewide agitation. We have already alerted all our district units to be ready for the agitation,” he said.
Parameshwara said the Congress party has been seeking dismissal of the B.S. Yeddyurappa government as “it has been indulging in corruption, illegal mining and various scams”.
Bhardwaj had late Sunday sent “a special report” to President Pratibha Patil on the developments in Karnataka following the apex court verdict restoring the membership of 16 rebel legislators - 11 of the BJP and five independents.
The report was sent after 10 of the 11 BJP legislators expressed ‘unconditional support’ to Yeddyurappa.
Though Bhardwaj has not made public his report, Yeddyurappa — apprehending dismissal of his government — wrote to Patil urging her to “reject the unconstitutional move” of Bhardwaj.