I'll quit after cleansing system: CM

Once moment, he spoke of his disillusionment with corruption and conspiracy in politics and wanted to resign as Chief Minister, but was quick enough to recover composure and declare that his resignation would not solve problems.

The Chief Minister, embroiled in allegation of benefiting his sons by denotifying land held by them made a mercurial turnaround after declaring that his frustration led him to contemplate resignation. He remarked he would quit only after “cleansing politics.”

“I am in a disturbed state of mind from a few days. A conspiracy has been hatched against me which I cannot reveal now,” he said at a programme organised by Jana Shikshana Samsthe managed by his daughter Arunadevi and son B Y Vijayendra in the City on Wednesday.

In an obvious reference to charges of corruption levelled against several members of State Cabinet, Yeddyurappa said: “I am upset with the recent political developments. Many times I have seriously contemplated the relevance of continuing in politics which has degenerated.”

On the Opposition demand for his resignation over the denotifying scam, Yeddyurappa  said: “Opposition leaders have demanded my resignation hundreds of times. No purpose will be served with such demands. Corruption can’t be eradicated even if those who are demanding for my resignation will come to power.

“Tendering resignation is not solution for every problem. I believe that strong opposition is necessary for successful functioning of Government.”

He, however cautioned the Opposition against creating confusion by levelling charges against him, lest people, losing faith in politicians revolt.

“Even Prime Minister who is directly monitoring Common Wealth Games could not prevent corruption,”  Yeddyurappa  said, adding that corruption is present in every level of governance.

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