Amdist speculation of him stepping down, Governor of Karnataka H R Bharadwaj made it clear that there was no question of him resigning. Speaking to reporters at Bangalore, he said that he will not step down and will complete his term.
He was asked specifically whether he would quit if the centre rejected his report to which he replied, “ I have been appointed by the President of India for a term of five years and I will complete my term.”
Earlier at a function where he shared the dais with Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa, the Governor said that the CM enjoyed a large majority and added that he was his friend. The governor who was seen exchanging notes with the CM as though nothing has happened further said that the demand to recall him was unwarranted since he had a term to complete. I am aware that I have to act in accordance with the Constititution of India.
The CM is the elected representative of the state and no body is disputing the majority he enjoys. He is my friend and I would not make a big deal of these political tensions. I only want a government with a good reputation he said.
Later during the day the CM will be meeting with the Governor and seeking his consent to convene the session on June 2.