New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought to
embarrass BJP over the delay in B S Yeddyurappa`s removal as
Karnataka Chief Minister, asking whether the party was looking
for an auspicious date and time for the embattled CM to
"Yeddyurappa has promised to resign...he is about to
resign...he should resign...he is resigning but has he
resigned?", asked party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi at the AICC
He wondered whether the BJP and Yeddyurappa were trying
to find out an auspicious date and time for him to resign.
Singhvi also asked whether the delay was for allowing
Yeddyurappa to "remove papers from his office".
"What is making BJP so helpless.....It is hiding much
more", he remarked.
He hailed the Supreme Court order for immediate
suspension of mining and transportation of iron ore from
Bellary district of the state, saying "over-exploitation"
of the area has caused large-scale environmental degradation.
"The whole nation needed to hail the action of the
apex court", he said, adding that even if 50 per cent of the
reports that have come out from the area are true, then every
Indian should hang his head in shame over the destruction of
mineral wealth in a "rapacious manner".