Bangalore: Amidst all the political indifferences and fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj on Wednesday said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has a massive majority and there is no doubt about it.

Sharing the stage with Yeddyurappa at a government function, the first occasion for them to come together in the last one week after the Supreme Court verdict  that sparked off a crisis for the government, he sought to play down differences between the two.

However, Bhardwaj scoffed at BJP's demand for his recall, saying he was subject to the doctrine of pleasure as Governor and he cannot be recalled by any person except the President who appointed him.

"I am conscious of this fact that I have to act fully in accordance with the Constitution," he said participating in the golden jubilee function of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.

BS Yeddyurappa, who returned from Delhi on Wednesday morning after participating in BJP's high voltage campaign against Bhardwaj for his recommendation for imposition of President's Rule in the state, was seen in a relaxed mood with both often seen exchanging notes at the stage.

"It must be understood that the Chief Minister is the elected representative of the state. Massive majority he has got, nobody ever disputes and we are friends. These political tensions are irrelevant. We have to dedicate ourselves to the Constitution and to the laws," the Governor said in his speech.

Bhardwaj said as far as he was concerned he had no plans of doing anything wrong but "my hands are tied by Constitution". The Governor said he wants his government in Karnataka to be a government of reputation.

Quoting from the Upanishad, he said, "A guest is like god and as Governor, he is the guest of the state".

In the last two days in New Delhi, BJP delegations have met the Prime Minister and President Pratibha Patil demanding rejection of Bhardwaj's recommendation for President's rule in the state and demanded his recall.

Showering praises on Yaddyurappa, he termed him a hard working Chief Minister who has been toiling for the development of the state.

"Even now the Chief Minister is working hard to build the state. I know he is working for 18 to 20 hours a day", he said.

Rejecting the charge that he was partisan, Bhardwaj said, "There is no partiality and impartiality so far as my life is concerned. I have nothing personal against Yeddyurappa. From my peon to Secretary I treat everybody with love and affection. I require that in return".

Taking a trip down memory lane, Yeddyurappa recalled the days when he served as a second division clerk in the government service before his entry into politics.

"After becoming Chief Minister, I have learnt a lot of lessons. In the coming two years I will devote my attention to give a transparent administration. I want all seniors to cooperate in this direction", he said.

Yeddyurappa to request Governor to convene session

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said he would request Governor H R Bhardwaj to convene a session of the state Assembly early next month.

"I will meet the Governor along with a few of my Cabinet colleagues to request him to allow us to start the Assembly session," Yeddyurappa said.

He said it was for the second time that the state Cabinet has recommended the session dates.

"I hope he is going to take a right decision and allow us to commence the Assembly session from June 2," he said.

Yeddyurappa refused to comment on the Governor questioning the decision of the Speaker disqualifying 16 MLAs ahead of a crucial vote of confidence that he narrowly survived.

"I need not say anything. I will discuss with the Governor and only then I will get back to you," he said.

BJP has demanded the recall of the Governor after he recommended imposition of President's Rule in the state.

The party has claimed that it has the support of 121 MLAs in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly.

(Agencies)