Gadkari defends Yeddyurappa
Defending Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa over land scam allegations, BJP president Nitin Gadkari said that there was no "direct evidence" against him.
Mumbai: Defending Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa over land scam allegations, BJP president Nitin
Gadkari on Thursday said that there was no "direct evidence" against him.
"There is no direct evidence against Yeddyurappa with
regard to the alleged scam and no remarks against him were
made by Lokayukta or Comptroller and Auditor General in the
issue", Gadkari told reporters in Mumbai.
There was much more land allotment during the tenures of
earlier Chief Ministers such as SM Krishna, HD Kumaraswamy
and N Dharam Singh, Gadkari said.
To a query whether BJP would ask Yeddyurappa to resign,
Gadkari said "why should he resign when there is no evidence
The BJP chief also backed Mumbai BJP president Raj
Purohit against whom the Bombay High Court has ordered filing
of FIR in Pune land scam case.
"We do respect the court but Purohit has been falsely
implicated in the matter. The papers submitted by the state
government in the court are suspicious", Gadkari said.
He said Purohit would not be asked to resign as Mumbai
party unit chief, Gadkari said adding an appeal will be filed
in this case.