UPA govt has no moral right to continue in office: Yeddyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Friday said the Congress-led UPA government has no "moral right to continue in office" in the wake of several scams.
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Friday said the Congress-led UPA government has no
"moral right to continue in office" in the wake of several
"Congress has no moral right to continue in office because
it has made people hang their head in shame because of the
scandals that have surfaced to the tune of lakhs of crores,"
said Yeddyurappa, who is himself under attack from opposition
parties over allegations of corruption.
Yeddyurappa said that BJP leaders are likely to embark on
a "Hatao Congress and desh bachao" campaign soon, as part of
its fight against various scams faced by the UPA.
Addressing volunteers for the party`s rally here on
February 20, Yeddyurappa asked them to ensure at least 150 BJP
candidates are elected as MLAs in the next election.
With speculations rife about mid-term polls to the
Assembly, Yeddyurappa said the convention was not directed at
poll preparations, but aimed at strengthening the party.
In the backdrop of the rebellion recently faced by the
first BJP government in the South and disqualification of 11
rebel party MLAs, Yeddyurappa told partymen that in the next
election they should also ensure that only those "committed"
to the party and with Sangh Parivar background are elected.
"We can`t make everyone a minister or give them positions.
Those elected should be dedicated to development of their
constituencies. You take care of the organisation and I will
look after implementation of development programmes in the
government," the Chief Minister said.
He also said, "You will see a change in Yeddyurappa from
March first week. I will undertake tours in all districts,
review development works and also evaluate the performance of
BJP Ministers and MLAs of respective districts".
On the political scene in Karnataka, he said there was a
tendency among the opposition to make BJP government "a prey
for their survival" and they had been levelling "baseless
The BJP plans to mobilise about 2.5 lakh workers for the
rally, which will be addressed by its national President Nitin