New Delhi:  Congress on Tuesday said it was now up to BJP to demonstrate its stand on corruption after sulking former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa virtually gave an ultimatum to the party leadership to give him a suitable position by January 15.

"The fact is that the former Chief Minister of Karnataka is trying to collect many IOUs which he has with the senior leaders of BJP. Now it is for the BJP to demonstrate whether its commitment or professed commitment to fight corruption is only tokenism or there is some substance to the assertion," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

Yeddyurappa, who has been lobbying for a suitable position ever since he was removed from the post of chief minister in August last year on corruption charges, yesterday exuded confidence that the BJP high command would take a decision at an "appropriate time" on his demand for which he would wait till January 15.

Tewari also took a dig at the BJP for its decision to launch a protest to oust UPA government and said, "Right now BJP should launch a campaign to save its governments in Punjab and Uttarakhand."

(Agencies)