BJP On Leader’s Corruption Charge

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The Karnataka unit said the central leadership will take an appropriate decision.

Bengaluru:

Karnataka BJP General Secretary P Rajeev on Wednesday said the party has taken note of certain recent developments and would not tolerate any activities that cause damage to its dignity.

The statement was made after senior party MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal alleged that Rs 40,000 crore was misappropriated at the time of Covid, during the previous BJP regime under the leadership of then chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

Responding to a question on Mr Yatnal’s statement, Mr Rajeev said, without taking any names, that all recent developments in the party were discussed at length during the Karnataka BJP office bearers’ meet held on Wednesday under the leadership of state President BY Vijayendra.

He added that the leaders would take appropriate decisions on the matter.

“Indoor discussions cannot be disclosed. What I can say is that the party will not tolerate any activities that cause damage to its dignity. Serious discussions have happened within four walls, and our central leadership will take an appropriate decision at an appropriate time,” he told reporters here.

Asked about the statement, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Kota Shrinivas Poojari said after the meeting that the state president and central leaders are keeping watch on party discipline and activities of all leaders, and appropriate decisions will be taken at an appropriate time.

Senior BJP leader and former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda questioned why the BJP leadership has not yet taken any action against those indulging in indiscipline.

Mr Yatnal, a former Union minister, has been publicly making allegations against Mr Yediyurappa and his son BY Vijayendra for some time now. He had even openly criticised the party’s decision to appoint Mr Vijayendra as its state president.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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