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
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.