BENGALURU:The BJP’s plan to petition Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking prosecution of the Chief Minister in connection with the Arkavathy row did not materialise on Saturday too.
Reason: the Governor declined to give appointment to advocate Nataraj Sharma and his associates.
Vala, who is also the Chancellor of Universities, was busy with Tumkur University convocation on Saturday and did not spare time to meet Sharma and others who were waiting for a word from the Raj Bhavan.
Sources in the BJP said the Governor asked them to come on Tuesday. “He asked us to come on Tuesday as he was busy. It could also be a ploy to dispel the Congress’ apprehensions that the Governor was in a hurry to entertain the complaint against the CM,” a senior BJP functionary told Express. On Friday, Vala, who was busy receiving guests from Gujarat who had come to wish him on his birthday, asked the BJP to file petition on Saturday. Meanwhile, there have been reports of differences between the BJP leaders and Vala which the party leaders dismissed saying they were not exerting any pressure on Vala to entertain the petition. “He knows what to do and how,” a senior BJP leader said.