JD-U not happy with Yeddy continuing as Karnataka CM

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New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Key NDA ally JD-U today joined BJPin slamming Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj for his "role" insanctioning prosecution of the Chief Minister in alleged landscam, but did not hide its displeasure over continuance of B SYeddyurappa in office.

"Governor''s role is not appropriate...He is violating thedignity of his office and acting in this manner going beyondhis limits," JD-U chief Sharad Yadav told reporters here.

Yadav, however, reacted sharply when asked whether he waswith Yeddyurappa and said, "I am not with anyone but it is myduty to speak against some thing which is happening againstthe spirit of the Constitution.

"I had given an advice to BJP... I am concerned with whatwas happening there," he said when asked about allegedcorruption in land allotments in the state.

Yadav, however, refused to reply to a specific query onwhether he had advised BJP to seek Yeddyurappa''s resignation.

"I have spoken whatever I had to on the issue," he said,asking what more could be spoken about an ally before themedia.

Party sources said the JD-U wanted BJP to ensure thatYeddyurappa stepped down from his office as his continuance inas Chief Minister would "weaken the opposition''s campaignagainst corruption."

Yadav''s comments came on a day when BJP marched to theRashtrapati Bhawan and complained to President Pratibha Patilthat he was "acting as a Congress activist" and sought hisrecall.

The chief minister, who came here for consultations withcentral party leaders yesterday, was however not part of theBJP team that met Patil as he left for Bangalore where freshtrouble awaited him in the form of three new corruptionscomplaints being registered against his kin.

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