Bangalore (Agencies): Former BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will quit if a 'prima facie' (at first view) case is made out on corruption and illegal land deal charges against him,.

"He will quit if prima facie case is made out, no need to tell him to," Singh told reporters here.

Although he made it clear that there was no need for Yeddyurappa’s resignation.

Rajnath Singh denied that the BJP was split over Yeddyurappa's continuation as chief minister in spite of Governor HR Bhardwaj sanctioning his prosecution.

Five complaints have been filed in a Bangalore city court by two advocates after Bhardwaj gave them sanction to try Yeddyurappa.

The court is yet to take cognizance of the complaints.

Singh disapproved of Bhardwaj giving his sanction to prosecute Yeddyurappa on "the basis of a piece of paper" - a reference to the petition of the two advocates to Bhardwaj to allow them to file cases against the Chief Minister.

The senior BJP leader said people should wait for the completion of the probe by the judicial commission and the Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) into allegations against Yeddyurappa.

Lok Ayukta NSantosh Hegde, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, has also been petitioned by the JD-S to probe charges against Yeddyurappa.

Singh disagreed with statements of his senior party colleague Jaswant Singh that all those in power and facing allegations should quit.

He also denied there was any 'internal probe ' by the BJP into charges against Yeddyurappa, as stated by party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.