People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 31

July 31, 2011


Yeddyurappa Should Resign



The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 22, 2011:


The report on illegal mining by the Karnataka Lokayukta has named chief minister Yeddyurappa as being involved in wrongdoing. This has been confirmed by Justice Santosh Hegde even though the report has not yet been officially released.


With this indictment, Yeddyurappa has no other option but to resign from office. After the report is submitted, all those named for wrongdoing should be prosecuted under the law. The BJP leadership cannot prevaricate in this matter any more. It must own up full responsibility for instituting a government in Karnataka which is riddled with the mining mafia and those patronising them.