Law Minister M Veerappa Moily on Saturday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party for criticising the advisory sent by the Centre to the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, saying the party should have taken it in the right spirit.
"The Centre acted in a responsible manner, despite BJP being engaged in a malicious campaign against Congress to gain sympathy from the people after Governor H R Bhardwaj sent in his report to the Centre. But BJP's attempts failed," he said.
BJP should have taken the Centre's advisory in the right spirit. Allegations of corruption and illegal mining faced by Yeddyurappa government was not created by Congress, Moily told mediapersons in Karkala.
It was the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee which brought to light the menace of illegal mining going on in Karnataka after which Yeddyurappa government has come under the cloud of corruption charges, he said.
It was on the basis of these allegations the Centre had sent the advisory, he added. Yeddyurappa had said he has sent the copy of the advisory to BJP president Nitin Gadkari, seeking advice on future steps the state should take on the issue.
Yeddyurappa and BJP's top brass have been highly critical of the advisory. The Centre had sent the advisory after rejecting the Governor's report recommending imposition of President's rule.