Siddaramaiah demands Yediyurappa's resignation as Karnataka CM after HC dismisses plea

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The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday had rejected Yediyurappa's plea seeking quashing of an FIR against him pertaining to illegal denotification of land in 2006-07 when he was the Deputy Chief Minister in the BJP-JD(S) coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy.

 

The Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah has demanded Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's resignation after the High Court dismissed his petition seeking rejection of an old corruption case against him.

"High court has dismissed @BSYBJP's petition to quash the investigation of KIADB land denotification. BS Yediyurappa should immediately resign and make way for impartial investigation," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

"BS Yediyurappa is facing the charges of illegally denotifing the land. High Court, in its 22nd December order, has said that prima facie evidences suggest that this is a cognisable offence," he said in another tweet.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday had rejected Yediyurappa's plea seeking quashing of an FIR against him pertaining to illegal denotification of land in 2006-07 when he was the Deputy Chief Minister in the BJP-JD(S) coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy.

Noting that the judge in his order has in detail explained the reason why investigation has to continue and FIR cannot be quashed, Siddaramaiah wanted to know how Yediyurappa could continue as CM.

“As he is the Chief Minister and has powers, there are chances of influencing the investigation.There cannot be a fair and impartial investigation, so Yediyurappa should not be in power and should resign immediately”, he said.

“Let him come back once acquitted, we don't have any objections”, he added.

“If Yediyurappa respects the law and believes in democracy he should resign immediately. If he is adamant and does not resign, then the BJP and Prime Minister must intervene”, the CLP leader said.

 

With inputs from Agency

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