Cong to target BJP in Parliament if BSY doesn’t go
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 20:47
New Delhi: BS Yeddyurappa could become the albatross round the neck of BJP if it failed to remove the Karnataka Chief Minister by the monsoon session of Parliament beginning August one.

This appears to be the feeling in Congress circles which say the party and the government would be a "relieved" lot if BJP does not dump Yeddyurappa in the wake of indictment by Lokyaukta in the illegal mining issue.

"If Yeddyurappa is not removed, Congress will be targetting the BJP on the issue in monsoon session whenever it will raise the scams and scandals concerning the government. We will say we have taken action, but you have not," a senior Congress leader, who declined to be identified, said.

Yeddyurappa, who is currently abroad, has dismissed resignation demands from Congress and the Left parties.

Congress feels that the next one week could be utilised fully by the BJP to grapple with the fallout of the illegal mining issue and if it failed to do so, it would not be in a position in Parliament to attack Congress and the government.

BJP, it is felt, has a delicate task on hand given the fact that Yeddyurappa is no pushover and has entrenched himself in power. The senior leader said that the difficult task before the BJP was to effect a change in Karnataka without losing power there.

Yeddyurappa government has completed three years in office and the BJP victory then in Karnataka was referred to as saffron getway to South.

The BJP has so far evaded questions on whether the party would take action against Yeddyurappa, saying it will respond only after the report is complete and is submitted.


First Published: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 20:47

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