The Karnataka high court had on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking to quash criminal proceedings against the CM in the illegal land denotification case while coming down heavily on the Lokayukta police for not completing the probe in the past five years, PTI reported. The HC also directed the Lokayukta special court to monitor the probe ordered by the courts with regard to the misconduct of MPs, MLAs involved in criminal offences.
Congress spokesperson and Supreme Court advocate Abhishek Singhvi referred to the HC order and demanded that Yeddyurappa step down. He also slammed PM Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda for their “culpable and conspiratorial silence” on the “arc of immunity” accorded to Yeddyurappa by the party and the Centre. “They give homilies on corruption to the whole world, but lack in shame when it comes to themselves. We are waiting for the PM to do his ‘Raj Dharma’ and his ‘constitutional dharma’ by removing Yeddyurappa,” he said.