Karnataka on Tuesday 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 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 of BJP activists staging ‘rasta roko’ has come in from Mysore, Bijapur, Belgaum, Raichur and other places.
In Bangalore, the saffron party members protested near Townhall.
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”, Parameshwara declared.
The city witnessed traffic snarls at several places in the wake of protests by Congress and BJP members. Yeddyurappa camped in Delhi along with the MLAs he planned to parade before the President Pratibha Patil Tuesday evening at Rastrapathi Bhavan to demonstrate his strength.