Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has dropped his plan to write to President Pratibha Patil against Governor HR Bhardwaj over his frequent attacks on the government.
He would now request his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership to take up the issue with Patil.
This decision was taken after Yeddyurappa discussed his plan with his ministerial colleagues here Friday, official sources said.
Yeddyurappa announced on Thursday in his hometown Shimoga that he planned to write to Patil on Friday drawing her attention to Bhardwaj's frequent public criticism of his government.
"I will write to president to know whether she has permitted governors to act like this," the chief minister said, reacting to Bhardwaj's statement that he had a list of corrupt ministers and anybody can come and take it.
Bhardwaj, a long-time Congressman and former union law minister, took over as governor June 29, 2009, a little over a year after the BJP came to power in Karnataka for the first time with Yeddyurappa as chief minister.
He, the Yeddyurappa ministry and the BJP have been engaged in public criticism of each other for months. It reached a peak this month following allegations that the chief minister has favoured his kin with prime land in and around Bangalore.
While Yeddyurappa has been restrained in his comments on Bhardwaj, BJP has been calling him a 'Congress agent'.