Cong fuels Eshwarappa's fire

KPCC demands B S Yeddyurappas resignation

The KPCC demanded that Chief Minister Yeddyurappa should resign owning moral responsibility, while Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council V S Ugrappa urged the Election Commission to take suo motu cognisance of the statement by Eshwarappa and order a probe.

Eshwarappa at a press conference in Shimoga had called for an inquiry by his party into the allegations of distribution of liquor and money in Shimoga Parliamentary constituency, where Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra had emerged victorious.

The Congress will lodge another complaint with the Election Commission and Governor Rameshwar Thakur against the alleged use of money and liquor by the ruling BJP, he added.

Urging the Government for a judicial probe into the matter involving all the 28 constituencies in the State, he alleged that the ruling party had squandered taxpayers’ money for ‘Vikasa Sankalp Utsav’ on the occasion of the party completing one year in office even while the state finances were in doldrums. He alleged that the Government was misusing administrative machinery in preparation for the forthcoming BBMP election.

Meanwhile, the Congress Fact Finding Committee to look into the reasons for the Congress’ defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections in the State, has postponed its tour to Hubli, Mysore and Gulbarga scheduled to start from June 5, according to the KPCC.

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