Congress calls for Karnataka CM’s resignation over corruption allegations, takes jibe at PM Modi
The Congress party on Sunday renewed calls for resignation of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa over Rs 662 crore corruption allegations against his, his son, grandson and son-in-law. Launching a sharp attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it is engulfed in a clutch of corruption with “dented and painted leaders ruling”.
Singhvi was referring to the allegation levelled by a leader of opposition Siddaramaiah against Yediyurappa ‘s son BY Vijayendra took a bribe from a Bangalore development authority contractor.
He also said that alleged audio and Whatsapp conversation involving Yediyurappa ’s son and grandson disclose the direct involvement in the corruption and asked why no criminal complaint has been filed so far. “You have a bribe giver and a taker in front of you”.
“Why is he not subject to criminal proceedings?” he also asked. Is “Karanataka chief minister has special leverage?” Singhvi said while questioning government’s silence over the matter.
“If BJP and the chief minister has a basic sense of shame then Yediyurappa should resign or be sacked,” Singhvi said at a press conference.
He further took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “Why the watchman is sleeping in Yediyurappa’s case?”
“It is unfortunate that you (PM Modi) are being watchmen for others’ homes but letting corruption take place in your own home, “ Singhvi said.