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Jul 27, 2011

BJP summons Yeddyurappa to Delhi

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BJP summoned the Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa following the report submission by Karnataka lokayukta to the chief secretary SV Ranganath today indicting him and his family members for allegedly taking bribes from mining companies.

The report has recommended prosecution of Chief Minister, his family members, Sriramulu and Kumaraswamy, Reddy brothers, and over 600 officials under Prevention of Corruption Act and other laws.

The Lokayukta headed by the former judge of Supreme Court, Justice Santosh Hegde in the report alleged that a trust manged by Yeddyurappa's family members reportedly received Rs 10 crore from a mining company and the trust reportedly sold a piece of land to a mining company fro Rs 20 crore.

It is a major set back for the Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa, as the BJP has been taking the matter very seriously. According to some media reports, the party may ask him to set down a the chief minister.

Interesting the party has started anti-corruption movement in India again the UPA government. Now the UPA got the major issue against the its opposition to balance it counter attack over the issue of corruption.

In Karnataka politics, Lingayat mutt's decision is the biggest factor that determines the fate of political parties. This time the mutts are upset with the Chief Minister over the Lokayukta's report.


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