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Congress Agrees With Narendra Modi’s Tweet On Karnataka Governor

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| May 17 , 2018 , 14:44 IST

The Congress Party on Thursday took a screenshot of a tweet from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the conduct of the Governor of Karnataka and tweeted that they were in agreement with his views.

The catch is that the tweet is seven years old. The tweet in question is from 19 May 2011 when Prime Modi Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Questioning the conduct of the then Governor of Karnataka Modi had tweeted, “Governor of Karnataka is bent upon destroying India's federal structure, urged PM to request President to recall him.”

His tweet also carried a link to an article on his website which is not available now.

Karnataka Hans Raj Bhardwaj had recommended President’s rule in Karnataka following which four Chief Ministers from BJP ruled states had written to Dr. Manmohan Singh asking him to intervene and recall Bhardwaj.

Identical letters from Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Himachal Pradesh CM Prem Kumar Dhumal were sent to the then Prime Minister.

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"All his actions are intentional, unconstitutional, deliberate, illegal and politically motivated and are undoubtedly at the behest of his masters in New Delhi. He is not putting his reputation as a former Union Law Minister at stake for nothing," BJP President Nitin Gadkari had said.