New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Alleging that the Centre's notices under Article 355 to Karnataka following the attacks on minority institutions in the state as 'political', Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today charged the Central team with stoking problems instead of bringing back normalcy.
Talking to newspersons after his address at the NIC, the Chief Minister said the team instead of restoring peace and normalcy, assumed political role doling out media interviews even before they submitted their report.
Dispatch of two letters and a central team at a time when peace had been restored within two days, was basically intended to malign the state when it chose to ignore much serious communal troubles and terror incidents in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Tripura, NCTR Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
''The Centre did not send its advisories to these states and yet just two days of trouble was enough to send two advisories in quick succession that too after the situation was promptly brought under control,'' he said.
He said minorities and Hindus existed peacefully in the state until the unconstitutional and illegal actions of some minority organisations like 'New Life' offered inducements for conversions.
They had also brought out booklets portraying Hindu Gods and Godesses in poor light. Publications like this by such organisations are creating disharmony and social tensions.
Mr Yeddyurappa said it was the 'considered opinion' of the Karnataka Government that there was no need for sending a Central team to Karnataka that too when peace and order was restored and judicial inquiry had been ordered. ''The way the team and other delegations of Commissions visiting the state functioned in Karnataka, it would only harm the social fabric,'' he alleged.
Asked if he would convey his protest to President, the Chief Minister said, ''Elections were only a few months away, people will decide.'' He said it was wrong on the part of the Government not to invite Leaders of Opposition L K Advani and Jaswant Singh in a proper manner. ''They can't be clubbed among the 140 odd citizens when Protocol demands that they be accorded the priority after Prime Minister,'' he said.
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