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Won't tolerate activities damaging party dignity: BJP reacts to MLA's allegations of corruption

Karnataka BJP's General Secretary P Rajeev was responding to MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal's allegations that Rs 40,000 crore was misappropriated at the time of Covid, under the leadership of then CM B S Yediyurappa, is when Opposition leader Kota Shrinivas Poojari alarmed that Congress is keeping a close watch on BJP's activities.
Last Updated : 27 December 2023, 14:10 IST
Last Updated : 27 December 2023, 14:10 IST

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Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP General Secretary P Rajeev on Wednesday said the party has taken note of certain recent developments and would not tolerate any activities that cause damage to its dignity.

The statement was made after senior party MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal alleged that Rs 40,000 crore was misappropriated at the time of Covid, during the previous BJP regime under the leadership of then Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.

Responding to a question on Yatnal's statement, Rajeev said, without taking any names, that all recent developments in the party were discussed at length during the Karnataka BJP office bearers' meet held today under the leadership of state President B Y Vijayendra.

He added that the leaders would take appropriate decisions on the matter.

"Indoor discussions cannot be disclosed. What I can say is that the party will not tolerate any activities that cause damage to its dignity. Serious discussions have happened between four walls, and our central leadership will take an appropriate decision at an appropriate time," he told reporters here.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Kota Shrinivas Poojary too, in response to a question on Yatnal's statement, after the meeting said that the state president and central leaders are keeping watch on party discipline and activities of all leaders, and appropriate decisions will be taken at an appropriate time.

Senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda questioned why the BJP leadership has not yet take any action against those indulging in indiscipline.

Yatnal, a former union minister and a known bete noire of Yediyurappa has been publicly making open allegations against the veteran leader and his son Vijayendra for some time now. He had even openly criticised the party's decision to appoint Vijayendra as its state president.

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Published 27 December 2023, 14:10 IST

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