Guv to give decision on sanction on CM''s prosecution in 2 days

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Bangalore, Jan 20 (PTI) Keeping the BJP government ontenterhooks, Governor H R Bhardwaj today declared that he willdecide on the complaint seeking sanction to prosecute ChiefMinister B S Yeddyurappa over alleged land scams in two days.

"Not today, I will give my decision on the issue intwo days, will speak to the media then", he told reportershere, a day after the state cabinet asked him to drop theproceedings on a complaint by a lawyers'' forum.

In a resolution, the cabinet had asked him not topermit prosecution of Yeddyurappa and Home Minister R Ashoka,saying such a move was nothing short of a "farce andcolourable" exercise on his part.

To a query, Bhardwaj said he had not received "fulldocuments" that he had sought from the government on thedenotification of lands for which he had set January 20 as thedeadline.

"It is a land scam that has been going on for manydays. It is nothing new. The probe in the matter wasentrusted to Lokayukta, then he (Chief Minister) said he wouldgive back the lands, then the matter was referred to ajudicial commission."

"Everything is known to the media. What do I have todo with this? It is people''s lands that has been taken. It islike pot calling the kettle black," Bhardwaj, who has astrained releationship with BJP government, said.

"But when people come to me with complaints. It is myright to contemplate about them," he said.

On the protest call by some BJP legislators againsthis according permission to prosecute Yeddyurappa, he quipped"all these things are part of today''s politics. I am notscared of that".

Earlier, unveiling a book "Karnataka Politics", hesaid Karnataka had impressed him most with its rich cultural,historical and political legacy and also the legacy ofknowledge.

But in an indirect swipe at the state political scene,he said, "I am visiting various mutts, religious institutionsto find out how people in Karnataka have deviated to aslightly indifferent path of politics".

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