Bangalore: October 31, 2007 - IR Summary - As anticipated, Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur ignored the demand of BJP and JD(S) combine in deciding their claim to form the government.
The delay has obviously come from the highest echelon and Congress party, as was being visualized, manipulated the game against the BJP.
On the failure of the Governor, who paid no response to BJP, the BJP has hit the street protest today and threatened to parade their MLAs in the President House to show their strength to President Pratibha Patil.
BJP leaders, participating in the protest held at the busy Mahatma Gandhi road junction, demanded from the Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur immediately to administer oath to their candidate B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister, or face the consequenes.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj made it clear that if the Governor refused to admit their claim to form the new Government, her party would parade the 129 MLAs supporting the BJP-JD-S combine before the President.
Meanwhile, AICC General Secretary Prithviraj Chavan, denied the allegation that the Congress had any plan to form a government, he, however repeated their demand of dissolving the state assembly,
“We unequivocally demand that the Centre end the uncertainty, horse-trading and balackmailing in Karnataka”, Chavan said.