Bangalore: Against the backdrop of former
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa landing in jail and some other
BJP leaders coming under a cloud, the October 30 public rally
of LK Advani here as part of his yatra against corruption,
has been cancelled.
However, the `Jan Chethana Yatra` would continue its
journey elsewhere in the state, in the coastal parts of
Mangalore, Udupi and Honnavara on October 31, party sources
There would be no change in the public rally to be held
on November 1 at Ankola, the last stop of the yatra in
Karnataka, before it enters neighbouring Goa, they said.
The BJP decided against holding public meeting in
Bangalore apparently in the light of recent developments that
have embarrassed the party with former chief minister
Yeddyurappa and another former minister S N Krishnaiah Setty
sent to jail in cases relating to alleged land scams.
A Lokayukta Court on Thursday directed the Lokayukta
police to investigate a private complaint filed against Home
Minister R Ashoka, regarding alleged denotification of land in
violation of rules.
The state BJP unit cancelled some of the preliminary
meetings it had planned today to discuss the arrangements for
Advani`s rally in the city.
The party had earlier announced that the yatra would
enter Karnataka through Kasargod in Kerala on October 30 and
Advani would address a public meeting at the National College
grounds here in the evening.
After a night`s stay in the city, Advani`s yatra will
traverse through Mangalore, Mulki, Hejmadi, Udupi, Kumdapura,
Baindur, Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumata on October 31.