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'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.

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