Raghuveera blames BJP for misusing Governors
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy blamed the BJP for misusing the office of the Governors for its political gains. Raghuveera found fault with the BJP using the Governors’ office in inviting the BJP leaders to form government in Goa and Manipur where elections were held recently. Stating that the BJP had won the majority Assembly seats in these two States, he wondered how and why the Governors of the two States invited the BJP leaders to form the government. He alleged that the BJP leaders have encouraged horse trading in the two States, though the Congress had emerged the single largest party in the recent elections. He felt that the Governors of Goa and Manipur should have invited the Congress leaders to form the government but inviting the BJP expose the misuse of the Raj Bhavans by the BJP leaders.
Raghuveera pointed an accusing finger at the BJP leadership for playing politics with the Tamil Nadu government after the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. He said that the BJP had tried to take advantage of the death of Jayalalithaa and tried for a split in the AIADMK using the office of the Governor. It was only because of the public protest the BJP took a step backward and allowed the popular government to be formed, he said.
The APCC chief wanted the Governors of Manipur and Goa to invite the leaders of the Congress which had emerged as the single largest party in their respective Assembly. He alleged that the Governors of the two States were giving a chance to the BJP to buy the Independent legislators and others and get majority in the Assembly. The Congress chief accused the BJP leaders of going against the popular mandate that was in favour of the Congress in both the States.