Irked by the land scam allegations against his government, which has faced repeated threats to its survival following rebellion by BJP dissidents, Yeddyurappa charged, "Half of the total extent of land available in and around Bangalore city is owned by JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy and KPCC President R V Deshpande".
Yeddyurappa said he was thinking of ordering a judicial probe "to bring out the truth." The opposition parties, which were making effort to come to power through "dubious methods", had lost the right to be in the ranks of opposition also, he said.
He accused the Congress-JDS combine of holding 11 rebel BJP MLAs as hostage and taking them to places like Goa and Chennai. "I have documentary proof of their acts of destabilising the government in the form of audio and video cassettes. I will be sending them to the Congress High command", Yeddyurappa, who had to face the floor test twice in a short period recently, said.
Yeddyurappa's remarks came in the wake of Congress leaders and its MLAs staging a protest in front of his official residence yesterday against BJP's alleged attempts to lure the party legislators into its fold.
Police took at least 70 protesters including, Opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah and PCC chief R V Deshpande into custody and released them later. Yeddyurappa faced the first floor test on October 11 when the confidence motion was declared carried by voice vote by the Speaker K G Bopaiah.However, Governor H R Bhardwaj had called it unconstitutional and asked him to face another trust vote on October 14 which was passed by 106 votes in favour and 100 against in a truncated assembly.