'BJP not serious about fighting corruption'

He also demanded the BJP government should dissolve the Assembly and seek a fresh mandate from the people.

Addressing the media in Bangalore on Tuesday, Deshpande said the BJP was being “paranoid” about a Congress ploy behind Reddy’s arrest and added that the saffron party should stop making derisive statements about the CBI. “If BJP doubts CBI’s credibility, then the party could have dismantled the investigating agency during the NDA regime.”

The Congress leader also urged Governor H R Bhardwaj to seek an explanation from the State government for its “indirect support” to the Bellary bundh, which was staged to oppose Reddy’s arrest.

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