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Updated: July 27, 2011 02:03 IST

Change of leadership is media speculation: Yeddyurappa

J. Balaji
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Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa being felicitated by Karnataka Savita Samaja in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
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Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa being felicitated by Karnataka Savita Samaja in Bangalore on Tuesday. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

Reports that the BJP central leadership was considering alternative names for appointment in his place in view of the report of the Lokayuktha allegedly indicting him in the mining lease issue was mere speculation by the media, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said on Tuesday.

“The BJP leaders clearly told me that they have to study the report first and the report is going to be given to the Karnataka government only on Wednesday. Then where is the question of the leadership considering options to remove me?” he told The-Hindu over phone from Bangalore.

It may be recalled that there were media reports that the party high command was considering the names of senior BJP leaders from Karnataka such as H.N. Anantha Kumar, Jagadish Shettar, K.S. Eshwarappa and V.S. Acharya for appointment as the new Chief Minister.

Mr. Yeddyurappa reiterated that he had done no wrong and his quitting was out of question. He would abide by the orders of the party leadership and so far he had not been asked to come to Delhi for discussions. The BJP leadership was with him and it had clearly conveyed to him that it would say nothing before going through the Lokayuktha report, Mr. Yeddyurappa said.

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If Mr.Yedyurrappa is so confident about his innocence, why cant he do the honourable thing of steeping down from his post and prove his innocence. If his innocence is proven, then he will come out even more stronger politically.The fact that he does not want to leave without a struggle suggests that his conscience is not entirely clear.The probe must be thorough and every guilty person however high or mighty must be exposed.The BJP on it's part will not be able to call itself as a party with a difference if it continues to ignore this episode as it weakens it's current stand against corruption.For the public it is a sad time. Already the congressmen are trying to divert attention from their misdeeds by making references to Mr.BSY.Let our politicians for once show the gumption to fight corruption.Only then can some parity be restored

from:  krishnan
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011 at 10:10 IST

It is high time BSY left his position. He is fighting more to keep his
seat than for the people.

from:  Raja
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011 at 09:24 IST

It is strange that the media is hounding a CM before even a report is formally handed over to the government. The media sghould be more sensible and responsible.

from:  S N Iyer
Posted on: Jul 27, 2011 at 06:50 IST
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