Cong rubbishes BJP demand for Karnataka Guv''s recall

New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Congress today dismissed BJP''sdemand for recall of Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, sayingit has "no legs to stand".

"Karnataka Governor Bhardwaj issued a communiqueelaborating reasons for his decision. Home Minister PChidambaram also issued a communique giving the legal andconstitutional position on the issue. After these twocommuniques, I don''t think BJP''s demand has any leg to stand,"party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

On whether Congress party backs Governor''s decisionsanctioning that an FIR be registered against Yeddyurappa in acorruption case, Tewari said, "Governor has taken a decision.

He has already explained in detail why he took this decision...Governor is well within his constitutional rights to arriveat a decision."

The Congress leader''s remarks came on a day when a BJPdelegation led by senior opposition party leader L K Advanimet President Pratibha Patil seeking recall of the Governor.

The delegation also handed over a memorandum to Patil inwhich it complained about the "tirade" against the stategovernment by Bhardwaj since the day he took charge in Junelast year and said his removal was a "must to restoreConstitutional order".

Terming Bhardwaj''s appointment as a step to "enddemocracy" in the country, the BJP said the "mindset andconduct" of the governor was motivated by extraneous andcollateral purposes, less as a Constitutional functionary andmore as a Congress activist.

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