Yeddyurappa should be jailed for corruption, says Congress leader


Panaji: All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in charge of Karnataka Shantaram Naik has demanded the arrest of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on corruption charges.

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Speaking to reporters in Panaji, before heading for Karnataka to participate in the proposed mammoth rallies on Jan 30 to showcase the public anger against the BJP-led government, Naik accused the beleaguered chief minister of being neck deep in corruption.

“It is only a matter of time that the chief minister of Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa gets arrested for corruption. The charges against him are not political, but have been levelled against him by responsible citizens of Karnataka,” Naik, a Rajya Sabha MP from Goa, said.

“If Yeddyurappa is sentenced by competent courts under various relevant sections of criminal laws and they do not run concurrently, he can be convicted for not less than 40 years of imprisonment. This chief minister will surely land behind bars for his corrupt acts,” Naik said.

Naik further said that as a Karnataka desk in charge of the Congress, he would be attending the party rally against the Yeddyurappa government at Seshadripuram in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Yeddyurappa, Karnataka’s first BJP chief minister, has courted controversy in recent times, first for supporting the controversial mining magnates the Reddy brothers, Karunakara Reddy and Janardhana Reddy both of whom are ministers in the cabinet. Yeddyurappa was also accused of de-notifying government land and allotting it to a firm in which his sons are partners.