Yeddyurappa to meet BJP leaders in Delhi

July 22nd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bangalore/New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Beleagured Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is reaching New Delhi Sunday or Monday for talks with his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on his future following the Lokayukta naming him in a report on illegal mining.

A senior state BJP leader, requesting anonymity, told IANS in Bangalore that Yeddyurappa, holidaying in Mauritius, had a detailed discussion with senior party leader Arun Jaitley over the phone Thursday.

“He told Jaitley of his desire to continue in office because the Lokayukta report contained nothing new,” the leader said.

He said “some of the cases mentioned by the Lokayukta in his report are old and already in the public domain. Also private complaints have been filed (by two Bangalore advocates against Yeddyurappa and his kin) and the court is hearing them. Therefore, Yeddyurappa wants to continue till the verdict on these cases are out and conveyed this to Jaitely,” he said.

The chief minister is under mounting pressure from the Congress, the Left parties and the Janata Dal-Secular to quit in view of Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde’s report and also over tapping of his phone.

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