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Congress stages dharna, demands Yeddyurappa's resignation

The Opposition Congress in Karnataka today demanded resignation of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa after his cabinet colleague H Halappa resigned as the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies over allegations of sexual assault.

india Updated: May 03, 2010 15:23 IST

The Opposition Congress in Karnataka today demanded resignation of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa after his cabinet colleague H Halappa resigned as the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies over allegations of sexual assault.

Hundreds of Congress workers, led by opposition leader in the state assembly Siddaramaiah and KPCC President R V Deshpande, staged a dharna in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue here alleging there was no protection for women under BJP rule.

"The Chief Minister should quit and dissolve the state assembly", Siddaramaiah said.

Siddaramaiah demanded that an FIR be filed and Halappa be arrested.

He accused Yeddyurappa of giving clean chit to his former minister and asked "if this is the case, how can the police act against Halappa?"

KPCC President Deshpande said during two years of BJP rule, at least three of its leaders were at the centre of controversy. Apart from Halappa, he named MLA B Raghupathy Bhat, whose wife had allegedly committed suicide in 2008 and Excise Minister M P Renukacharya who is facing charges of sexual harassment.