New Delhi: BJP president Nitin Gadkari
on Monday said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has asked
him to take a final call on his fate on the Lokayukta report
and insisted that a decision would be taken based on the
seriousness of the charges made in the "official document".
"I have talked to the Karnataka Chief Minister. He has
asked me to take a decision as party president on the issue
and I will follow it. I have never taken a political decision
based on perceptions. So, as soon as we get a copy of the
Lokayukta report, and based on the charges made in it, the
party will take appropriate action," Gadkari told reporters.
When pressed further for his opinion on the reported
charges made by Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on illegal mining, he
said, "Till the official copy of the report is not available
the party will not take any decision."
Gadkari rebuffed his senior colleague and BJP
vice-president Shanta Kumar for making controversial remarks
"I feel party issues should be discussed in the party
forum. These should not be discussed through the media," he