JDS` anti-corruption rally against Yeddyurappa Govt from May 6
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 00:39
Bangalore: Gearing up for his party's state-wide anti-corruption rallies against the BJP Government from May 6, JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday alleged that the administration in the state had been derailed due to "rampant corruption" and the Centre had failed to act against it.

"The administration in the state has been derailed due to rampant corruption. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is emboldened by the support he has drummed up from heads of mutts," Gowda alleged at a press conference here.

He was speaking after chairing a meeting to discuss the preparations for the anti-corruption rallies to be taken out by JDS from all district headquarters which would culminate in Shimoga on May 9.

Despited repeated pointers by Governor HR Bhardwaj towards corruption in Yeddyurappa Government and JDS state leader and his son HD Kumaraswamy bringing out "documentary evidence", the Centre had not acted so far, Gowda alleged.

Congress may think the UPA Government led by it could not complete its five-year term without the support of opposition BJP and had therefore been maintaining silence, he charged.

Kumaraswamy said his fight was neither to topple Yeddyurappa from the chief ministership nor his government, but directed only at eradication of corruption.

He was even prepared to quit politics to continue his anti-corruption crusade against Yeddyurappa government if freedom fighter like HS Doreswamy suggested.

The meeting requested Doreswamy to lead the rally. However, Doreswamy expressed his inability as he had already been associated with the movement supporting the anti-corruption campaign by social activist Anna Hazare.

Doreswamy, agreed to participate in the rally on May 6 and also at Shimoga, Kumaraswamy said.

JDS is trying to rope in other parties and intellectuals to support the agitation in order to make it an "apolitical rally".


First Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 00:39

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