Raj Bhavan is like prison, I am like jail bird: Governor
Apparently upset over the Centre rejecting his report recommending President’s Rule in Karnataka governor HR Bhardwaj on Thursday said Raj Bhavan was like a prison where he was a “jail bird.”delhi Updated: May 26, 2011 23:57 IST
Apparently upset over the Centre rejecting his report recommending President’s Rule in Karnataka governor HR Bhardwaj on Thursday said Raj Bhavan was like a prison where he was a “jail bird.”
“Raj Bhavan is like a prison and I am like a jail bird here,” Bhardwaj said, making no secret of his unhappiness over the recent turn of events culminating in the Centre rejecting his recommendation that had triggered a political war in the state.
The BJP had launched an agitation demanding recall of Bhardwaj who has been having uneasy relationship with the saffron party’s first ever government in the south.
At a function at Raj Bhavan, Bhardwaj said since he had to function within the framework of the Constitution, he had no freedom to take decisions independently.
He said his entry into politics was by accident and added that prior to his plunge into politics he was a good advocate.
“I am not a politician or a thinker. I am a good advocate,” he said in an apparent bid to reject BJP’s accusations that he has turned Raj Bhavan into a political hub.
Jaitley pitches in for proper response
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley is “studying” the advisory despatched to the Karnataka government by Union home ministry to help Yeddyurappa offer a “proper response”.
Sources in the government and BJP said Jaitley is looking into the advisory that “raised a few points”, which were part of Bhardwaj’s report.