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Come clean on Karnataka land controversy, Cong tells BJP

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2010 20:57 IST
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Under attack from the opposition over scams, Congress on Monday sought to make a major issue of the land allotment controversy in Karnataka allegedly involving Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's kin and asked the central leadership of BJP to 'come clean' on it.

Describing the controversy as "spectacle of politically immoral behaviour of Karnataka Chief Minister," party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said Yeddyuruppa is "refusing to accept responsibility for his corrupt and illegal acts and resign from his post". She said that the national leaders of the BJP are also "unable and unwilling" to take responsibility for the actions of Karnataka Chief Minister.

"It is clear that the central leadership of BJP is a willing accomplice and complicit in all actions of its Chief Minister. If not, they should come clean and issue a statement regarding their stand on the entire issue on the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister" Natarajan said.

Her remarks came a day when Yeddyurappa has come to the national capital to meet senior leaders amid pressure building up on him to resign following the controversy. Accusing BJP of having "blatant double standard", she said BJP leaders chose to remain silent on the issue of Karnataka while they are disrupting the functioning of Parliament for more than two weeks leading huge losses to the exchequer.

"If the central leadership of BJP does not come clean and takes action against Karnataka Chief Minister, it is obvious that BJP's central leadership is a willing accomplice in the corrupt practices of Karnataka Chief Minister," Natarajan said.