Bengaluru: Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has reportedly returned the Rs.1crore SUV that he had borrowed for party works to its owner following a widespread public and media criticism, alleging him of being extravagant.
According to ANI, Yeddyurappa has returned the luxury vehicle to its rightful owner former industries minister Murugesh Nirani after the row.
The BJP leader on Saturday claimed that the Land Cruiser was given to him by a party colleague and he would return it after use.
This is the second such incident involving allegations of politicians' extravagant lifestyle in the state after Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah who came under attack from the Opposition for his expensive wristwatch.
Siddaramaiah's diamond studded Hublot watch made headlines after JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy first revealed the watch's value.
Siddaramaiah said that the watch was given to him by a person named Dr Girish Chandra Verma, adding that the watch was 'second hand'.
"Murugesh Nirani gave me this car for party work. After that, he will take back the car. I am going around in the state, so a good car is required, that's what he told me," NDTV quoted Yeddyurappa as saying.
Yeddyurappa had returned to the BJP fold ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.He has set a target of winning at least 150 seats out of 225 seats in the state Assembly.