KARNATAKA GOVERNOR

  • Appointment of governors a prerogative of the government: HR Bhardwaj June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Refusing to have resigned from his post of Karnataka Governor, HR Bhardwaj said that the appointment of Governors is a policy decision taken by the Cabinet and if it decides to have a change in guard, no one can stop them. "Change of government means change of system,...
  • No information about resignations of MLAs: Karnataka Governor February 3, 2013

    Bangalore: In the latest twist in Karnataka government crisis, Governor HR Bhardwaj on Sunday denied having any information of 14 BJP MLAs resigning from the state government. The Governor while speaking to reporters said, "The speaker will see me soon, I have already told you that no political party has given...
  • Karnataka Governor returns land bill September 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has returned an amendment Bill seeking to grant government land in rural areas to those who had unauthorisedly occupied it and built dwelling units prior to January 1 this year, saying it may lead to illegal grabbing. Bhardwaj returned the Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, submitted...
  • Spent sleepless nights during BJP rule: K'taka Guv August 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Launching an indirect attack on former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Tuesday said he had spent 'sleepless nights' in the first three years of BJP rule as scams and misuse of power surfaced but praised the incumbent Jagadish Shettar's rule. "I couldn't get sound sleep even...
  • Govt wants to whitewash criminal cases: K'taka Guv December 19, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Monday accused the government of adopting delaying tactics in appointment of a new Lokayukta to "whitewash" criminal cases and questioned the consultation process in recommending the name of SR Bannurmath to head the anticorruption watchdog. Asked if the Government is indulging in deliberate delay, Bhardwaj...
  • I will act on Lokayukta report: Karnataka Guv July 22, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Friday reacted on the leaked report of Lokayukta Santosh Hegde and said he will take action after the report is presented. "I haven't got the report as of now. The report is only in the media...I can't comment on it. Once the report reaches me,...
  • I am like a jailbird in Raj Bhawan: Bhardwaj May 26, 2011

    Bangalore: Apparently upset over the Centre rejecting his report recommending President's rule in Karnataka, Governor H R Bhardwaj on Thursday said Raj Bhavan was like a prison where he was a "jailbird." "Raj Bhavan is like a prison and I am like a jailbird here," Bhardwaj said,...
  • Land allotment to sons a mistake: Yeddyurappa January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday admitted that he had committed a "mistake" by alloting land to his sons but appeared defiant about the act being "immoral or illegal". "If land is there you can offer it to anybody. My...
  • Karnataka CM, Governor share dais on RDay January 26, 2011

    Bangalore: A quick exchange of greetings and a rather reluctant embrace Governor H R Bhardwaj and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday shared the dais at a Republic Day function amid the ongoing bitter political battle between them. All eyes were riveted on the two as they...
  • Karnataka GuvCM row: BJP meets President January 24, 2011

    New Delhi: After a successful state sponsored Karnataka bandh against the Governor, the battle for Karnataka will reach the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Senior BJP leader LK Advani will be leading a delegation to meet President Pratibha Patil seeking Governor HR Bhardwaj's recall. Meanwhile, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said, he won't move...
  • Karnataka CM dares the Governor to unseat him January 22, 2011

    Bangalore: Exactly a day after Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj put Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in the dock, the wounded Chief Minister on Saturday reacted angrily. "On the basis of complaint, in the history of India or Karnataka did anybody resign? Why I should resign? I will not," said Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa, who locked...
  • I shall not quit over 'false' complaints: BSY January 22, 2011

    Bangalore: Standing amidst the biggest storm in his political career, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday said he is not going to quit on the sheer basis of some 'false' complaints. Talking exclusively to CNNIBN, the Karnataka Chief Minister said, "I will not resign. If anyone gives false complain do...
  • Karnataka Guv sanctions prosecution of CM January 21, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Friday sanctioned prosecution of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. The Governor has rejected a Cabinet resolution asking him not to accord prosecution sanction to Chief Minister Yeddyurappa. The Governor gave sanction for prosecution of Yeddyurappa in alleged land scams on a petition by two lawyers. The lawyers will...