New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Friday admitted that he had committed a "mistake"
by allotting land to his sons but appeared defiant about the
act being "immoral or illegal".
"If land is there you can offer it to anybody. My
mistake is I allotted land to my son. If court takes a
decision, let them take back the land," Yeddyurappa told
a private TV channel.
However, Yeddyurappa- who virtually forced the party
high command to allow him to continue in office despite the
scandal- appeared to differ with party president Nitin Gadkari
who had said the Chief Minister`s act of making out of turn
land allotment to his sons may be "immoral but not illegal".
"I will speak to Gadkari. He must be mistaken.
Somebody must have misguided him", Yeddyurappa said.
Yeddyurappa also lashed out at Karnataka Governor H R
Bharadwaj for giving sanction to prosecute him.
"He has converted the Raj Bhavan into a political
party. I want to ask the governor Sahib: What is your
intention?," the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister felt that Bhardwaj may have been
sent to Karnataka with a specific mission by the Congress high
"He may have been sent for this purpose only. Everyday
we are observing, governor is acting like an opposition party
leader in Karnataka."
Yeddyurappa said the Governor had neither sent notices
to him nor invited him for discussions to clear the air on the
"I am ready to face the prosecution in court", he