Bangalore, (Agency): Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa’s statement has once again landed him in trouble. Yeddyurappa had said, "Those who indulged in black magic to unseat me from power and failed are involved in it again," while naming Opposition Congress leader in the assembly Siddaramaiah among others. Outraged Siddaramaiah has decided to file a defamation case against Yeddyurappa.

Describing as 'unfounded', Yeddyurappa's reported remark against him on Monday in Mysore, Siddaramaiah said it was an attempt to defame him. "Basically I am an atheist. I visit temples only during elections with a view not to hurt the feelings of people who join me," he told reporters here.

"The Chief Minister needs counseling. If he thinks he can gain people's sympathy through such statements, he will not succeed," he said.

According to Siddaramaiah, Yeddyurappa seemed to be under "political depression" for fear of losing power because cases have already been filed against him. In controversial remarks, Yeddyurappa had claimed there was a conspiracy to "eliminate' him by taking recourse to 'black magic' after efforts to use it to unseat him from power failed.

Hearing on complaint against CM adjourned

A local court adjourned hearing on a complaint filed against Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and others over allegations of corruption till 2nd February, 2011.

Additional City Civil and Session Court Judge C B Hippargi directed the petitioners to file their objections on an application moved by Sohan Kumar, son-in-law of Yeddyurappa, seeking a stay on the proceedings on the ground that the matter was under investigations by the Lokayukta. C H Hanumantharaya, counsel for petitioner Sirajin Basha, said he would submit his objections tomorrow, after which the
hearing was adjourned.

The complaints pertain to 15 alleged instances of irregularities in denotification and allotment of land by Yeddyurappa.