But accuses Bhardwaj of working under the direction of Congress

Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's actions over denotification of land and allotments to his family members were “immoral” and “not proper”, but accused Governor H.R. Bhardwaj of “working under the direction of the Congress party” by singling out the actions of the BJP government.

“The BJP, and I, personally feel that denotifying the land for his son, though it is a legal decision, on the ground of morality was not good,” Mr. Gadkari told journalists here as he concluded a five-day goodwill visit, the first by a BJP president to China. “Denotifying the land,” he added, was “not proper” and was “immoral.”

On Friday, Mr. Bhardwaj accorded sanction to prosecute Mr. Yeddyurappa over allegations of denotification of land. The Chief Minister insisted on Friday that he had the support of the BJP leadership, saying there was “no question of his quitting office.”

Even as the BJP president hinted at the party's displeasure with Mr. Yeddyurappa, he defended the Chief Minister on grounds of legality. “Denotification of land is the privilege and right of a Chief Minister, given by the law. Nothing is wrong with it,” Mr. Gadkari said.

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