SHIMOGA: State BJP spokesperson Ayanur Manjunath has demanded the resignation of Governor collowing the High Court quashing the Lokayukta FIR against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
He said here on Thursday that the Governor had acted as an agent of the Congress when the Lokayukta police sought his permission to file cases against Yeddyurappa based on its “prejudiced” report on illegal mining.
“The BJP and its activists are relieved. We had complained that then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde did not act as a retired Supreme Court judge while preparing the mining report. Now, the HC verdict is supplementing our opinion,” he added.
Adding that the High Court has cast aspersions on the way the case was handled, Manjunath termed the former Lokaykta a “publicity monger”.
On giving a suitable party position to Yeddyurappa, Manjunath said the BJP high command would take decide on the issue at the earliest.
“The high command while getting Yeddyurappa’s resignation had said that he would get a respectful position once he was cleared of all charges,” Manjunath added.
The MP added that the High Court verdict would be a boon for the BJP ahead of the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha bypoll, and help its candidate win by a large margin.