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Karnataka governor: Pity Advani didn't back Gowda

July 11, 2012 22:20 IST

When Sadananda Gowda met with Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj to tender his resignation, there was an interesting conversation between the two. Sources privy to the meeting told Rediff.com that the governor was upset with the political state of affairs and said, it was sad that senior BJP leaders L K Advani did not turn up to Gowda's rescue.

The governor was very sympathetic towards Gowda and also congratulated him on the way in which he ran the government.

"You provided a graft-free administration. You also provided social justice during your tenure as chief minister. Don't worry and do not be dejected," Governor Bharadwaj also told Gowda.

Gowda while thanking the governor maintained a smile all along before he left Raj Bhavan. A while later Jagadish Shettar met with the governor and sought an appointment and date for his swearing-in ceremony which will be held on Thursday.

The BJP leaders from Karnataka later left for Delhi and held discussions regarding the portfolio allocation, appointment of a deputy chief minister and also the new state BJP president.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru