Wait Gets Longer for BJP to Seek Vala's Nod to Prosecute CM

Published: 25th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

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.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp