Friday, July 29, 2011

Yeddy is an institution as CM:D B Chandre Gowda,

BJP leaders kicked off consultations to pick a new Chief Minister in Karnataka, some party MPs and MLAs on Friday rallied behind B S Yeddyurappa asking its high command to reconsider his resignation.

Senior BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh flew in Bangalore on Friday ahead of the BJP legislature party meeting to elect a new leader amid reports that Yeddyurappa is pressing hard for having a say in the choice of his successor.

Yeddyurappa reluctantly agreed to resign on Thursday following the party high command's decision in the wake of his severe indictment by the Lokayukta in the illegal mining scam. He said he will be officially submitting his resignation to Governor H R Bharadwaj on July 31.

D B Chandre Gowda, an MP said, "Karnataka BJP MPs are of the unanimous opinion that Yeddyurappa should not resign. He is not an individual. He is an institution as CM. He should have taken the opinion of all elected representatives. We appeal to the high command to reconsider."

JD(S) Seeks Probe into Donation to BSY's Trust

JD(S) Seeks Probe into Donation to BSY's Trust

JD(S) leader Y S V Duuta today filed a complaint with the Lokayukta court praying for referring the payment of donation by a mining firm to a trust owned by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's family, for probe by Lokayukta police.

The complaint was filed under IPC seeking a probe into the alleged payment of Rs 10 crore to Prerana Trust owned by the family members of Yeddyurappa.

In his report on illegal mining submitted to the governemnt today, Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde said that during the course of investigations it was found that certain transactions have taken place between a company-- the South West Mining Company, owned by Jindals, dealing in ironore which had donated Rs 10 crore to a trust managed by the family members of Yeddyurappa.


OUR APPEAL TO ALL INDIANS - from Arvind Kejriwal
(Please forward this message to as many people as you can)

My dear friend,

It is more than evident that our Government and all the political
parties are unwilling to enact a strong law against corruption.
Because if they did so, many of them would face imprisonment. There is
a serious conflict of interest. None of the large scams like the
Adarsh Housing scam, the Commonwealth Games scam, the Reddy brothers
scam, Fodder scam, Health mission scam of UP, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
scam, Cash for vote scam are covered by government.s Lokpal. What use
is such a Lokpal Bill? It is weak and ineffective. It has a very
narrow jurisdiction. None of the corruption faced by a common man is
covered under it either. Please refer to my recent article on this issue for more
specifics on why we think the government draft is not serious about
tackling corruption.

Anna's fast from 16th August is our last hope. We can.t afford to fail
this time. For if we fail, we may never get another chance. Its now or

A number of people across the country are planning various protest
activities. You can organize your own or or you can participate in any
manner possible.

1st August to 9th August: Many people across the country are forming
small teams and undertaking short and long padyatras. They would talk
to people on their way, hold meetings, distribute pamphlets (download
pamphlet from
and show Jan Lokpal film. Would you like to plan a Yatra with your

From 9th August: Mass burning/tearing of government.s Bill as a mark
of non-violent protest. Anna will start it most likely from Delhi or

From 9th August to 15th: People in villages, towns and Mohallas
will form teams and go for prabhat pheri in mornings singing patriotic
songs and educating people about corruption and Jan Lokpal Bill. In
the evening, there would be candle light and mashal marches.
15th August: Switch off lights from 8 pm to 9 pm on Independence day
as a mark of support for the anti-corruption movement.

Fast starts from 16th August: Government says they would crush Anna.s
fast the way they crushed Baba Ramdev.s movement. We are ready for
that. We will offer ourselves for arrest if the government decides to
arrest us. We are ready to face their batons and bullets. But we will
not move from there. We will not retaliate. It will be a completely
non-violent movement.

But if the people take a week off from their work from 16th August and
take to the streets- in front of their house, on the crossings, in
parks, everywhere . with a tricolor in their hands, raise slogans
against corruption - Government can crush one Anna, but it won.t be
able to crush 120 crore Annas. Government could impose section 144 on
one Jantar mantar. But will it impose curfew on the whole country?

If the whole country takes to streets for a week from 16th August, WE,
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, can force the government to enact a strong Jan
Lokpal Bill.

Will you be there? Can we count on your support and active

Jai Hind!

Arvind Kejriwal
(Please spread this message to as many people as you can)
India Against Corruption (IAC)

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