Cong accuses BJP of double standard

Opposition Congress in Karnataka accused BJP of adopting double standards over the Governor`s sanction to prosecute CM and termed it as an attempt to "divert" attention of people from its "acts of corruption and nepotism".

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 20:21 PM IST

Bangalore: Opposition Congress in Karnataka on Tuesday accused BJP of adopting double standards over the Governor`s sanction to prosecute Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and termed it as an attempt to "divert" attention of people from its "acts of corruption and nepotism".

While BJP insists on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into 2G spectrum even though three inquiries were already on, "it opposes Governor sanction into allegations against Yeddyurappa which have so far not came under the ambit of investigation", KPCC spokesman B L Shankar told reporters.
He rejected the claims by BJP that the sanction for prosecution accorded by Governor H R Bhardwaj amounted to entrusting the land scams to a third probe as it was already under investigation by Lokayukta and Judicial Commission.

Shankar pointed out that in the backdrop of High Court staying the proceedings of the Judicial Commission, it had not commenced the probe and Lokayukta still awaited an order from the court whether the agency will investigate the land scams or the Padmaraj led Commission of Inquiry.
The BJP Government was resorting to threats against Bhardwaj, he alleged and lashed out at Yeddyurappa for his statements that his party was contemplating to file a defamation suit against the Governor for his "ulta chor kotwal ko dante" remarks.

Yeddyurappa seemed to lack even basic legal knowledge that under Article 361 of the Constitution President and Governors cannot be dragged to court on such cases, he said.

Congress would organise a rally on January 30 with a slogan "Hatao corrupt BJP government in the state", he said.

PTI