Former Chief Minister and BJP national Vice President B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that the party would demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s watch controversy.
Addressing a press meet at a private hotel in the city, the Lingayat strongman Yeddyurappa said that the watch worn by the Chief Minister didn’t have proper documents. Siddaramaiah wearing a smuggled watch does not augur well for the state, he alleged.
Replying to a question over the watch issue which was raised in the Assembly, Yeddyurappa said that there is nothing wrong in it as Siddaramaiah doesn’t even have 50 percent support of the Congress legislators. A Chief Minister who has tarnished his image has no moral right to continue in the post and hence, should resign, he added.
Lambasting the Congress government for the attack on farmers in Bengaluru, Yeddyurappa said that the government had lost credibility in not addressing the farmers’ issues seriously. More than 1,000 farmers have committed suicide and only a few families have received compensation from the government, Yeddyurappa said and added that Siddaramaiah was a ‘Raitha virodhi.’ “Let the government release a report on relief measures taken for farmers.”
BJP city president Maruthi Rao Pawar and Mysuru city hotel owners’ association president Rajendra Prasad were among those present.