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Yeddyurappa is corrupt, shameless: Deve Gowda

New Delhi: JD (S) chief H D Deve Gowda today said the BJP should think about the various corruption allegations against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa before pointing fingers at other political parties.

“If BJP has any sense of shame it will first act against its own chief minister who is facing so many corruption charges”, the former Prime Minister told reporters here.

He was speaking after inaugurating his new party office in the national capital.

“The Chief Minister is totally shameless. It is for the first time in 60 years of politics I have come across a chief minister facing a slew of charges ranging from corruption to nepotism”, the JD(S) chief said.

He said he was also aghast at BSY’s public statement against the party after senior JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy “exposed the chief minister’s corruption”.

“… the language he has used… that JD(S) should be removed from its roots is shocking,” Deve Gowda said.

On the results of the zilla panchayat polls announced today in which BJP won 12 of the 30 while Congress and JD(S) won four each, Deve Gowda said the BJP’s position had depleted in the state.

“Results to 10 zilla panchayats is hung. Actually, the BJP’s strength has reduced if one goes by the voting pattern,” Gowda claimed. He charged the BJP in Karnataka of committing “excesses” during the zilla panchayat polls and said its party workers “misued” government machinery, including police.

“Police jeeps were used to distribute money and liquour. Several excesses were committed. When a rival party leader was beaten up, the superintendent of police of that area did nothing,” he claimed.

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