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Sulking Yeddyurappa to attend BJP national executive

PTI  Bangalore, May 25, 2012
First Published: 11:23 IST(25/5/2012) | Last Updated: 13:30 IST(25/5/2012)

Shedding his defiant posture after persuasion by party leaders, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa will attend the concluding session of the BJP National Executive meeting in Mumbai on Friday.

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"I am leaving for Mumbai to greet Nitin Gadkari on his re-election as the party President for the second successive term", Yeddyurappa, who had earlier decided to skip the meet apparently upset over being sidelined, told reporters in Bangalore.

Yeddyurappa was persuaded by his party top leaders including Gadkari and Arun Jaitely to participate in the executive which the state party strongman had said should discuss Karnataka party affairs also among other issues.

The former chief minister continued to attack his successor DV Sadananda Gowda accusing his government of taking a "biased" approach in filing replies to the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee on the role of three former chief ministers SM Krishna, N Dharam Singh and HD Kumaraswamy in alleged illegal mining.

Reacting to media reports that the BJP Government had not made any conclusive observation on the roles by the two former Congress chief ministers and JDS leader Kuamraswamy, he said: "If the press reports are to be believed, then it is discriminatory. The chief minister should look into it and ensure that a true picture is sent to CEC".

Yeddyurappa alleged that when CEC sought its report on illegal mining concerning his role, the state furnished the report based on the Lokayukta findings, which had indicted him leading to his ouster as chief minister in July last.

According to reports, the state government in its replies to the CEC recently has said the Lokayukta report on illegal mining has not indicted Krishna. In the case of Dharam Singh, though the report wanted proceedings to recover Rs. 23 crore loss allegedly caused by him, during the President's rule, the proceedings were ordered to be dropped.

On Kumaraswamy, the Lokayukta report stated that his actions had not caused any loss to the exchequer.

Social activist TJ Abraham has moved the CEC seeking CBI probe into illegal mining involving the tenure of Krishna, Dharam Singh, who led the Congress-JDS coalition Government, and also Kumaraswamy, who was the chief minister during JDS-BJP coalition regime.


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