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H.R. Bharadwaj

Former law minister and founder-chairperson of the ICADR, Hans Raj Bhardwaj

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Old guard Rajiv Gandhi (right) filing his nomination in 1982. Among those with him is H.R. Bhardwaj (second right).

Former Union law minister and Kar­nataka governor Hansraj Bhardwaj

Sanjay Rawat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Governor of Karnataka H.R. Bhardwaj in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh applauds after laying the foundation stone of Metro rail in Kochi. Kerala Governor HR Bhardwaj, CM Oommen Chandy and Union ministers A K Antony, Vayalar Ravi and Kamal Nath are also seen.

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Sadananda Gowda is sworn-in as the new Karnataka Chief Minister by Governor HR Bhardwaj at Raj Bhawan in Bangalore.

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Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj (C) and outgoing Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa (R) greet newly sworn-in Lokayukta Justice Shivraj V Patil (2nd L) during the swearing-in ceremony at Rajbhawan in Bangalore.

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Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Shivraj V Patil (L) being greeted by outgoing Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa (R) after he was sworn-in as the new Lokayukta of Karnataka by Governor HR Bhardwaj (C) in Bangalore.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yedduyurappa submits his resignation to the Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj, in Bangalore.

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Congress leaders come out after meeting Karnataka Governor on the issue of Mining report of Lokayukta at Rajbhavan in Bangalore.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurapa with BJP senior leaders addressing the media after the party delegation meeting with President Pratibha Patil on Karnataka crisis, outside the Rashtrapti Bhawan in New Delhi

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Safe secrets? BSY, guv Bharadwaj at the R-Day function in Bangalore

Nilotpal Baruah

Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj (R) and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa exchange greetings during the Republic Day parade at Manikshaw parade ground in Bangalore

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Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa during the Republic Day parade at Manikshaw parade ground in Bangalore

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BJP senior leaders L K Advani along with party's top leaders and Karnataka MPs coming out after meeting President Pratibha Patil to complain about the “unconstitutional conduct” of Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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BJP activists shout slogans as they protest against Karnataka state Governor H. R. Bharadwaj during a dawn to dusk strike called by the party in Bangalore. Many educational institutions in Karnataka did not open, state-run buses went off roads, and minor incidents of violence were reported after the BJP called for a day-long strike to protest against Bharadwaj's move to allow the state Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa's prosecution over alleged corruption charges.

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BJP activists shout slogans as they protest against Karnataka state Governor H. R. Bharadwaj during a dawn to dusk strike called by the party in Bangalore. Many educational institutions in Karnataka did not open, state-run buses went off roads, and minor incidents of violence were reported after the BJP called for a day-long strike to protest against Bharadwaj's move to allow the state Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa's prosecution over alleged corruption charges.

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BJP activists burn an effigy of Karnataka Governor H Bharadwaj during a protest in Hubli.

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Law Unto Himself? Governor H.R. Bharadwaj

Narendra Bisht

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