Bangalore, Dec 3 (UNI) Former Karnataka Minister H D Revanna today dared former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to prove corruption charges levelled against him or retire from politics.
Speaking to newsmen at the party office here he said he was ready to face any probe including by Central Bureau of Investigation with regard to any transaction as a minister involving him with regard to corruption charges.
He alleged that Mr Yeddyurappa had been engaged in 'false propaganda' against him and his family members and had stooped to a level of burning effigies of former Prime Minister H D Devegowda and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. In fact he should thank Mr Kumaraswamy for supporting him as the Deputy Chief Minister, he chided saying that it was Mr Yeddyurappa who had betrayed Mr Kumaraswamy.
He clarified that he never insisted on getting Public Works and Power Portfolios as alleged and said he never wanted to be a minister. However, as the PWD Minister he had cleared various proposals including buildings for nine engineering colleges. While there were stumbling blocks for all engineering colleges, the one promoted by Mr Yeddyurappa in Shimoga was cleared by the government within two days, he revealed.