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NDA to parade Karnataka MLA’s before President

New Delhi, May16 (): The NDA has strongly condemned the action of Governor of Karnataka in sending a report to the Central government. “The governor’s conduct is partisan. It defies all constitutional norms and principles. There is absolutely no doubt that the Yeddyurappa government enjoys an overwhelming majority in the Assembly,” senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley told reporters.

“We intend to raise two specific issues with the Prime Minister. Firstly, this report is unconstitutional and obviously must be rejected by the Central government. And secondly, the governor of Karnataka is repeatedly indulging in unconstitutional measures. And so, for defying the Constitution he should be recalled as governor,” Jaitley said.

Jaitley maintained that these 11 suspended MLAs have taken back the letter they wrote on October 6, 2010 withdrawing support to the Yeddyurappa government.

“The MLAs have themselves said they support the government,” he added.

The NDA maintained that 121 MLAs support the Yeddyurappa-led BJP government in Karnataka while the opposition has only 97 in the 225-member Assembly.

BJP is also miffed at Bhardwaj for not heeding to the Chief Minister’s advise to call a special session of the Assembly today.

“The logical course would have been to have a floor test. As long as a government is in majority the Governor is bound by the Constitution to act as per its advice. Bhardawj has acted unconstitutionally in not going by the advise of the council of ministers,” Jaitley said.

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