Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister B
S Yeddyurappa on Monday hit out at the Lokayukta for the report on
illegal mining which led to his resignation four months ago
and asserted that all charges "made against me are baseless".
"Lokayukta has levelled charges against me, but has not
taken action against officials who are corrupt and acted in
partisan manner. All charges are baseless and I will fight it
out and prove my innocence," he told his supporters at his
home town Shikaripura.
This was his first visit to the town after his release on
bail on November 8, at the end of 25-day jail stay in
connection with alleged irregularities in denotification of
Yeddyurappa, asked by BJP to demit office, without
mentioning the name of Santosh Hegde, then head of the anti-
corruption watchdog who submitted the report, alleged the
Lokayukta acted in a "partisan" manner.
Directing his anger at some of his detractors in BJP,
whom he termed as "trouble creators", the Lingayat community
strongman cautioned them that they will soon repent for their
"None can destroy BJP and I will not allow it to happen,"
he said and added that those who were jealous about him played
their game behind the scene.
He assured his supporters that he would emerge clean and
serve the state by leading his party to a huge majority in the
Yeddyurappa, however, said he would not campaign for the
BJP candidate in the November 30 Bellary Rural bypoll citing
his preoccupation in legal battles here and added other
leaders would ensure the party`s victory.