Press Esc to close
Tuesday 25 November 2014
News updated at 3:23 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'Yeddyurappa should have clung on to power'

Bangalore, Nov 16, 2012, DHNS :
Santosh Hegde

Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said on Friday that B S Yeddyurappa had resigned as chief minister, not because he was indicted in the mining scam, but because he was arrested in connection with some other case.

He was reacting to Yeddyurappa’s statement that resigning as chief minister on the basis of the Lokayukta report, had been a blunder. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, Hegde said mining was one of the many blunders Yeddyurappa had committed, but that he had resigned not because of his indictment in the scam.

Hegde said Yeddyurappa should have continued as chief minister just like others who cling on to power despite facing corruption charges.

Praising anti-graft activist Arvind Kejriwal for exposing the scammers, he said that, “It is good that scams are brought out. People should know about these things.”


Asked about his reaction to the allegation that Kejriwal’s expose` are like hit-and-run cases, Hegde said these are as good as going to the police station.

“We all know that these complaints will not be accepted at any law enforcing agency. In such a situation, it is better to make people know about these wrongdoings of influential people,” he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bengaluru pride march for freedom, equality, justice

Bengaluru pride march for freedom, equality, justice

Asia Cup Championship for Deaf 2014

Asia Cup Championship for Deaf 2014

Kashmiri Pandit's protest against Jammu Police

Kashmiri Pandit's protest against Jammu Police

Bridal Fashion show of Trousseau week by Mirrors and Within, Latha Puttanna (Shristhi), Apranje

Bridal Fashion show of Trousseau week by Mirrors and Within, Latha Puttanna (Shristhi), Apranje

Winter Session of Parliament

Winter Session of Parliament

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523