Gowda slams cabinet resolution to governor

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Bangalore, Jan 21 (PTI) JDS leader H D Deve Gowdatoday slammed the Karnataka cabinet''s resolution asking H RBhardwaj to drop proceedings for prosecution of Chief MinisterB S Yeddyurappa on corruption charges, saying it was "anattempt to obstruct the governor from discharging hisconstitutional duty".

Speaking to reporters here, the former prime ministerdefended the governor''s remarks "ulta chor kotwal ko dante"(thief chiding the police) made yesterday and demanded thatBhardwaj dismiss the government.

"In a brazen and atrocious attempt Yeddyurappa and hiscabinet colleagues have closed ranks to try to intimidate,deride and defame a constitutional authority by conveying acabinet decision of this nature," Gowda said.

"The reaction of the Yeddyurappa cabinet is by itselfthe biggest evidence of admission of guilt," Gowda said.

Bhardwaj today dismissed as "unwarranted" and rejectedthe cabinet resolution, asking him to drop proceedings forprosecution of Yeddyurappa and said he was entitled to take anindependent decision on the issue.

The cabinet resolution had asked the governor to dropthe proceedings to prosecute Yeddyurappa and Home Minister RAshoka on alleged scams on the basis of a complaint filed bylawyers'' forum, saying such a move was nothing short of a"farce and colourable" exercise on his part.

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