Jaitley may draft Karnataka's response to Central advisory

BS Yeddyurappa
Bangalore, May 26: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is "studying" the advisory despatched to the Karnataka Government by Union Home Ministry to help Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa offer a "proper response".

Sources in the Government and BJP told PTI that the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former Union Law Minister is looking into the advisory that "raised a few points", which were part of Governor H R Bhardwaj's special report to the Centre recommending President's Rule in the state.

The Centre last Sunday rejected the report. Sources said the Home Minister has told the Chief Minister to take the advisory in "right spirit".

Sources said since the Home Minister's letter to the Chief Minister is advisory in nature and there is no timeline to respond, there is no need to take a "decision" on it in a hurry.

Sources said the advisory has drawn Karnataka government's attention to a number of issues reported by the Governor, including "repeated instances of corruption, resignations of Ministers following allegations of corruption, instances of illegal mining, the report of the Central Empowered Committee on illegal Mining, complaints by the Lokayukta and reports of discrimination against and oppression of minorities".


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