New Delhi: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj might have acted quickly in recommending President’s rule in the state, but the Central government appears to be in no haste to accept his recommendation.

The Centre has taken a cautious approach when it comes to accepting the recommendation of Bhardwaj after a BJP delegation met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanded recall of Governor apart from its decision to parade 121 MLAs before President Pratibha Patil.

The Central Government is wary of the political ramifications after the BJP offensive.

However, the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to embarrass the BJP government after the Supreme Court restored the membership of legislators disqualified by the Karnataka Assembly Speaker.

Congress is pressing the fact that after the Supreme Court’s verdict has been proved that Yeddyurappa government in October 2010 claimed majority through unfair means.

According to sources, top leadership in UPA government and the Congress are of the opinion that BJP is on the backfoot on the issue and the Governor’s recommendation after they SC order is correct, but it does not want to take a decision without assessing the political fallout.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwary said that the Supreme Court’s order has proved that Yeddyurappa government is functioning unconstitutionally since October 2010. However, he shied away from answering the question on invoking President’s rule in the state.

“It is a matter between the government and Governor. Congress is aware that BJP has performed an unconstitutional act,” he said.

Highly placed sources in Union Home Ministry also said it will not take a decision on the Governor’s report in haste.

Centre, according to sources, has made up its mind not to act on Governor’s recommendation because of the number game in the Rajya Sabha and weighing the political fallout of such an action. However, it will never forfeit a chance to attack the BJP on the issue.

JPN/Bureau