Bangalore, Sep 20 (): Following a core party meeting held in Bangalore, Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) leader and former chief minister of Karnataka has made a declaration of extending support to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the upcoming election.
Describing Modi as a superior organizer, Yeddyurappa said his party though would not merge with the BJP, will extend support for the NDA.
While Modi’s record is clean after serving the state of Gujarat for the past one decade, it would be a sticky situation for the Gujarat chief minister to travel with the tainted Lingayat leader who was asked to resign his chief minister’s post after he was charged by the Karnataka Lokayukta for illegal mining and scams.
Modi who has been travelling on a clean track till now is assumed to be the main reason for the downfall of the UPA government which has been involved in a stream of scams – the main reason for its failures as well.
According to the Lokayukta report tabled on 27 July, 2011 it declared that there is enough evidence to accuse Yeddyurappa who misused his position by helping his sons and family members in earning more money in the allotment of land in Bangalore. An acre of land at Rachenahalli in Bangalore was obtained at a cost of Rs 40 lakhs and was re-sold to a mining company for Rs 20 crore which brought huge profits to the former chief minister’s family.
Modi who has been using his clean record successfully in his decade-long political career has to be seen whether he accepts the tainted Yeddyurappa’s offer of supporting the NDA.
Modi’s union with Yeddyurrapa would not only have a bad impact on his clean governance, but will also give an opportunity to other parties to mock at the BJP. Citing Modi’s recent elevation, Yeddyurappa might have made the decision to support Modi , said sources.