Yeddyurappa to meet Advani to clear 'air'

 Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said he was pained by senior BJP leader L K Advani’s comments on the state of affairs in the Karnataka unit of the party.

 “I think there has been some misunderstanding. I will soon meet Advaniji and place the facts before him,” Yeddyurappa said. In his blog on the political scenario in the run-up to the 2014 general elections, Advani on Sunday had stated, “ far as the BJP is concerned, the bungling in Karnataka notwithstanding, all recent public opinion surveys clearly reveal that the principal beneficiary of the Congress party’s fast-eroding reputation continues to be the BJP.” 

Advani has been very critical of Yeddyurappa ever since the Lokayukta indicted the latter in the report on illegal mining in the State. Yeddyurappa welcomed the Supreme Court dismissing the CBI appeal challenging the anticipatory bail granted to him by the Karnataka High Court in a corruption case relating to a mining lease. “I will soon seek the permission of the High Court to tour the State.

I have fully co-operated with the CBI in its probe,” Yeddyurappa said. He said it was his right to voice the grievances of the farmers on the floor of the House even if it meant speaking against the government. “However, some are unnecessarily making an issue out of it,” he said.

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