Bangalore: Facing a fresh comeback bid by B
S Yeddyurappa after the Karnataka High Court gave him a clean
chit in an illegal mining case, Chief Minister D V Sadananda
Gowda today said the BJP central leadership would decide on
the future of his predecessor.
Losing no time after the verdict came last evening,
Yeddyurappa dispatched a copy of the judgement to party
President Nitin Gadkari, who recently had rebuked him for
mounting pressure for his reinstatement as chief minister and
indicated he had to come clean in the corruption cases.
Sources close to Yeddyurappa said he had only sent the
judgement copy to Gadkari, but it is seen as a reminder about
the party`s promise that justice would be rendered to him once
he was cleared of the charges.
Gowda said he would not like to comment on the issue of
Yeddyurappa`s reinstatement. "When our leader Nitin Gadkari
come here recently, he had categorically asked us not to
discuss this issue. We are bound by the instructions given by
our high command and are going to follow it."
"I therefore do not wish to comment on the issue. The
decision will be taken by the high command," Gowda, who
succeeded Yeddyurappa after he quit in July last over his
indictment in the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, said.
In a boost to Yeddyurappa, the High Court yesterday
struck down a portion of then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde`s
findings on illegal mining, holding that no case has been made
out against the BJP leader that he favoured some mining firms.