Bandh turns ugly in Karnataka; violence reported
Despite CM BS Yeddyurappa's claim of a peaceful bandh, the state witnessed the contrary situation on Jan 22. However, citing the worst circumstances, the governor HR Bhardwaj clarified the reasons behind his decision of CM's prosecution.
Bhardwaj sent a report to the Union home ministry where he explained 93 documents from the state government to verify the claims of two lawyers who had complained about Yeddyurappa.
Bhardwaj said he had given 17 days time to the state government which then provided only 80 documents.
The remaining 13 were provided by the lawyers who had got the same by exercising the Right to Information Act (RTI).
"I have given sanction on the basis of analysing all 93 documents," he said in the report.
However, Yeddyurappa clearly denied to quit from his CM post over the prosecution on the same day when the state watched ferocity of BJP workers who allegedly set on fire a BMTC bus near KR Puram road and 66 buses were pelted with stones.
The violence during the bandh on Saturday caused damage of almost Rs4.6 lakh, as local media reported.
(With inputs from PTI)