Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa may have some explaining more to do.
The Union home ministry on Wednesday reminded the chief minister that he hadn’t responded to the home minister’s letter on the governor’s report.
Ministry officials said Chidambaram had written to Yeddyurappa asking him to take corrective steps on law and order.
The CM had earlier brushed aside the Centre’s directive, pointing that the governance of the state had suffered in the wake of allegations of illegal mining, "oppression" of minorities and horse trading of MLAs.
Government sources said Chidambaram had raised some points in his letter.
"In fact... as you are aware, the considered recommendations of the Governor of Karnataka was that there was a breakdown of law in the state...The government of India, however, decided the state government may be advised to take corrective measures to ensure that the Constitution and laws are followed," Chidambaram had said in the July 11 communication that went unanswered.