Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is in trouble for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore land scam in the state. Documents show that Yeddyurappa bent every rule in the book, only to ensure allotment of land for his sons and other family members.
The time has come for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take a risk and go for a clean face to lead the government in Bengalaru. It is a known fact that the memory of the public in India is short and soon they will forget what Yeddy did, if he resigns. Otherwise, Yeddy will cause more problems for himself and his party wasting ‘costly’ time with warring MPs debating the issue on the floor in the Lok Sabha. Strikingly, Yeddy has refused to obey the party high command and is reluctant to resign! If Yeddy continues to stay, it will set a wrong precedence.
Penalty is not just getting resignations from the ‘tainted’ ministers who have done wrong at the expense of the tax payer and the common man who has voted for them! There should be a quick, effective, fair trial of the allegedly ‘accused’ and probity in public life should not be sacrificed at any cost. Bengalaru is the Technology capital of India and whatever happens there is being showcased to the world. Unless, there is an enabling government in the state – we cannot expect more growth of industries who have chosen to set up their enterprise in Karnataka. The government in Bengalaru – the only one that is led by BJP in south India – is resting on a fragile majority with the party divided along factional and communal lines! Yeddy knows well that his vote bank, the Lingayat community, that brought him to Power, is backing him completely. Resting on this factor, he does not want to resign or obey his party high-command.
Will Karnataka state – that has set an example for Technology/ Biotech growth in India – remain to be only a fertile ground for political machinations to generate election funds??
Will BJP assume its right place and try being a strong opposition in the Lok Sabha and an alternate to Congress party?