A governor whose time has come… to go?

Editorial in The Hindu: Bharadwaj has to go

“Unabashedly partisan in his motives and actions, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj has been, for a long time now, a disgrace to the constitutional office he holds. Bhardwaj, through his actions, has again brought to the fore the issue of Governors acting as political agents of the Centre in States ruled by opposition parties. If this situation is not to continue indefinitely, Bhardwaj must be made an example of. His continuance in the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore is no longer tenable. Gubernatorial posts are not for trigger-happy political adventurers.”

Editorial in The Times of India: Missing the point

“Real problems of governance which threaten the future of the state have been ignored thanks to Bhardwaj’s fatuous and repeated insistence on imposing President’s rule. Corruption, nepotism and abuse of power are rampant in Karnataka under Yediyurappa‘s administration. But these do not amount to the sort of constitutional breakdown that would justify President’s rule. India is a federal country, which has served it in good stead. It is best kept this way.”

Editorial in the Hindustan Times: More partisan than the party

“A few months ago, the Yediyurappa government was on the ropes following allegations of corruption. Today, thanks to Bhardwaj’s ill-advised moves, the chief minister has been able to cast himself as being more sinned against than sinning. Bhardwaj’s conduct is bound to raise the issue of partisanship of governors who formerly owed allegiance to one or other political party. Though they are expected to rise above partisan politics, all too often old habits die hard or they are used to settle political scores. Which brings into disrepute an institution which many feel has outlived its shelf life.”

Also read: One question I’m dying to ask H.R. Bharadwaj

A governor whose reputation precedes him

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10 Responses to “A governor whose time has come… to go?”

  1. 'mudi'malnad Says:

    I am really confused about HRB!
    He acts like he wants to hurt/punish BSY but his actions always help Yeddy more than anybody. (? Glove in Hand)

  2. dr ramesh Says:

    half-truth is doubly dangerous than bundle of lies. rightist media is missing the point. focus should be on the points the supreme court raised about criminal intention of speaker and the CM while conducting the trust vote. bjp-rss now is colluding with some sections of media to divert the attention if public from the core issue. if congress decides against the governor report,it will be a monumental mistake.

  3. Deepak Says:

    Lol a drramesh’s comment. Hindu, TOI and HT are rightist media!! Wow! Amazing, rightists will be thrilled to learn of this.

    BTW, Those who are asking for speaker’s resignation; did PM or HM resign when they were ripped apart by Supreme Court in CVC case. Did Sibal resign, when the SC tore him into pieces over his ‘no revenue loss’ argument?

    No one resigns over comments made by courts. When there are scandals all around, people don’t bother to resign unless they are thrown out head first. In such a system, expecting resignation because of a court rebuke is meaningless.

  4. Nastika Says:

    Governor’s time has come? Who said? BSY?

  5. Simple Says:

    Strange foolish editorials.

    The supreme court has slammed the speaker, saying that he acted partially, in hot haste, and with an eye to ensure CM got his majority by fraudulent means.

    In other words, the speaker is guilty of unconstitutional act, but the governor is being accused of doing something unconstitutional.

    In other words, this govt. was illegal for the past six months…but the governor is being slammed because he advised the speaker NOT to disqualify those 16 MLAs!

    The supreme court, endorses Governor’s stand and slams the speaker, but the media is busy slamming the governor and saying nothing about the speaker

  6. Sanjeeva Says:

    Simple! Could you kindly simplify your comments? I am not able to understand who is good, who is bad and who is the ugly.

  7. Goldstar Says:

    Only in Dr.Ramesh’s comments can The cHindu be classified as a right-wing paper influenced by BJP-RSS… what a comment !! Poor N.Ram… all his years of effort builiding up his communist credentials gone down the drain.

  8. Nanha Muhajid Says:


    You are absolutely right. All these editorials are all written by anti-Congress types. You and I know that the media is always biased against the Congress. The same bias is the reason for the incredible number of anti-Rahul articles in the media – the media is not allowing capable and dynamic leaders like Rahul Gandhi to rise up.

    If the media does its job impartially, and allows Rahul Gandhi to achieve his true potential without throwing muck on him, India will enter the league of super-developed nations like Japan within a decade!

  9. Pulikeshi the Last Says:

    Leave Dr. Ramesappa alone. At last the Gowda asuras seem to have given him a scribe.

  10. maisuru Says:

    It is unfortunate judges some time go beyond their duty of interpreting legal issue and resort to unwarranted personal comments. Constitution has entrusted a Speaker with a judicial role which he did to the best of his beliefs and the circumstance. The fact that his order was upheld by the Division Bench of Karnataka High Court goes to his credit. For People in Karnataka including the judges and the Speaker it was apparent the legislators in question were hostile, brazen and cuckolding with the HDK and left little to imagination about their self destructive role in the entire sordid drama. They did not deserve a long rope as the upholders of Principle of Natural Justice canvas.

    It is obvious the Sc judges were merely playing to the gallery. Otherwise why did they not criticize their brother judges. If one were to go by the demand of protagonists that Speaker has to resign, then by the same logic the Judges of the Karnataka High court would also have to follow suit ! If such a absurdity is practiced we will not be left with any judges to man our courts !

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