Bangalore: The Congress on Saturday staged a dharna demanding immediate resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. A local court has ordered a probe into allegations of corruption against the CM.

The Congress leaders and activists who assembled in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue here raised slogans against Yeddyurappa for ‘clinging to power’.

Addressing the gathering, KPCC President G Parameshwara said Yeddyurappa should have quit soon after his involvement in land scams surfaced.

Lokayukta police is probing allegations of corruption in denotification of lands levelled against Yeddyurappa and others.
The action follows a directive from the 23rd Additional Civil and Session Court on Thursday ordering investigation into one of the complaints it had registered against Yeddyurappa. The court had directed Lokayuta Police to file its report by May 4.

Parameshwara charged that the BJP high command "had stood by corrupt Yeddyurappa" as they were also getting a share in the corruption.

(Agencies)