Bangalore: Dubbing as baseless the allegations
levelled against him by JD-S leader H D Revanna that his
family members purchased land worth Rs 1,000 crore in benami
names, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said he would quit
and take `sanyas` from politics if the charges are proved.
"Let Revanna give me documentary evidence within 24 hours
to prove his allegations. I will resign as Chief Minister
and also take political sanyas," the Karnataka Chief Minister
declared at a function to mark the inauguration of a community
hall and a high school building here.
Revanna, son of former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, had
yesterday claimed that he had documents regarding purchase of
Rs 1,000 crore worth of lands in benami names in Shimoga
district and in and around the city by Yeddyurappa and his
"My family has not purchased lands in benami names. The
allegations are baseless and aimed to mislead people. If
Revanna has documents, let him submit it to Lokayukta, the
court or to me", Yeddyurappa, who has been locked in a wordy
duel with the Devegowda family, said.
He asked Gowda and also the opposition Congress to wait
for another two-and-a half years and face the electorate, "who
would decide who should rule and who should go home."
The Congress has no experience in working as opposition
and the party had to "wait for at least another 15 to 20 years
to regain power," he said.