Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, “Everyone knows about the involvement of B S Yeddyurappa in illegal mining. This is the true face of BJP. Instead of shouting from rooftops on the issue of corruption, the BJP should introspect.”
With the Supreme Court ordering a CBI probe against Yeddyurappa, Congress sought to embarrass the BJP dubbing the former Karnataka Chief Minister as the “true face” of the Opposition party.
Rashid regretted that the BJP was not allowing Parliament to function on the issue of “baseless allegations” of corruption while the fact is that the internal situation in the party was not good as seen from the order against Yeddyurappa.
A Special Forest bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia directed the probe agency to carry out the probe uninfluenced by the stature of the person and political clout and corporates involved in the case and file its report by August 3.
The Supreme Court had ordered a CBI probe against Yeddyurappa for allegedly granting undue favours to firms involved in illegal mining in lieu of donations to a charitable trust run by his kin.