Special Correspondent

Bangalore: A meeting of senior Congress leaders held at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office on Tuesday termed Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s outburst in the National Integration Council meeting on Monday against the Centre for writing a letter to the State Government under Article 355 following attacks on Christians and churches in the State as irresponsible.

Addressing presspersons, the former chairman of the Legislative Council B.L. Shankar said the Centre wrote letters to the State Government and sent its officers to set right the situation and protect the minorities in the State. The meeting condemned the statement of Mr. Yeddyurappa blaming the Centre for doing its duty, he added. The KPCC President R.V. Deshpande presided.

The meeting, he said, demanded the State Government to stick to the court orders passed in 1975 on the Datta Peetha issue in Chikmagalur district and no new rituals should be allowed there at any cost.