Gowda was made to wait for 45-minutes outside the Rajbhavan, despite having a prior appointment with the governor.

Ktaka governor enjoys afternoon siesta as former PM Deve Gowda made to wait in Raj BhavanImage: Deve Gowda PTI
news Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 09:14

Janata Dal (S) supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, who was protesting against the formation of anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Monday, was not allowed to meet the governor Vajubhai  Vala, who was reportedly taking rest.

The man in his 80’s had walked from Anand Rao Circle to Freedom Park - a distance of about 500 metre. He was made to wait for 45-minutes outside the Rajbhavan, despite having a prior appointment with the governor, reported The Times of India.

Gowda wanted the governor to direct the chief minister Siddaramaiah against the formation of ACB as it would tamper functioning of the Lokayukta in anti-corruption cases.

“Karnataka’s Raj Bhavan has turned out to be Gujarat Raj Bhavan. There was not even one person to receive memorandum from a former Prime Minister. Those who waited outside Raj Bhavan are elected representatives, not terrorists,” he said.

Newspapers reported that a mail was reportedly send to the Governor’s secretariat three days ago, for an appointment to meet Vala and submitting a memorandum against the formation of the ACB. While the party did not get a reply, they claimed that they were “orally” informed that the governor would meet them at 2PM on Monday.

JD(s) spokesperson Ramesh Babu, who was also present at the protest, said there was no one to receive Gowda at the Rajbhavan. After over 45 minutes, aide-de-camp told the Governor that Vala was having a siesta, following which Gowda handed over the memorandum to ADC and left, reported The Hindu.

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