Bangalore, Feb 9: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party Leader B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that Governor Rameshwar Thakur was acting on the behest of Congress leaders while discharging his duties. Speaking after admitting JD(U) leader Basavaraj Bommai into the party here, Mr Yeddyurappa expressed his anguish over Governor's failure to invite him to the state organised Centenary celebrations of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the architect of Vidhana Soudha and former Karnataka Chief Minister.
Alleging that he was deliberately kept away from the state organised function of the centenary celebrations of Kengal Hanumanthaiah, the main architect of Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretariat, Mr Yeddyurappa said that 'while all the other former chief ministers were extended invitation to attend the function, I was ignored intentionally". Mr Yeddyurappa said that BJP would launch statewide agitation if Mr Thakur continued to act discriminately. Accusing that Congress was trying to defer the elections fearing defeat, Mr Yeddyurappa felt that Chief Election Commission can hold assembly elections in May 28 even after completing delimitation process. "Delay of every day in holding elections would cost dearly for Congress".