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Cong, BJP stage protests over Governor’s recommendation

New Delhi: As Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa camps in New Delhi to demonstrate the support of his MLAs, the BJP and Congress resorted to State-wide traffic blockade and protests.

Karnataka today witnessed protests and rallies statewide with the ruling BJP demanding immediate recall of Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and Opposition Congress seeking dismissal of B.S. Yeddyurappa-led government.

BJP activists burnt effigies of Mr. Bhardwaj, decrying his recommendation to the Centre for bringing the state under President’s rule and calling for the Governor’s immediate recall, in all the districts as part of the party’s call.

The ruling party workers set up road blockades at several places disrupting the traffic, reports reaching here said.

Reports of BJP activists staging ‘rasta roko’ came in from Mysore, Bijapur, Belgaum, Raichur and from Town Hall in Bangalore.

The Congress also resorted to traffic blockade and protests at several places in the State, particularly on National Highways connecting Bangalore.

Addressing the party activists at Goraguntepalya, KPCC President G. Parameshwara demanded that the “corrupt” BJP government be dismissed and the Centre accept the Governor’s report in this regard.

“We will continue to agitate till this corrupt government is dismissed”, Mr. Parameshwara declared.

The city witnessed traffic snarls at several places in the wake of protests by the two parties.

Mr. Yeddyurappa is camping in Delhi along with MLAs who he is expected to parade before Pratibha Patil this evening at Rastrapathi Bhavan to demonstrate their support.

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