Bengaluru, Apr 21: A week after B S Yeddyurappa took over as the president of the Karnataka BJP, the Congress government has decided to file an appeal against his acquittal in 15 cases related to corruption.
The High Court had struck down 15 cases filed against Yeddyurappa giving him a major reprieve.
Now with the Congress government deciding to file the appeal in all these cases before the Supreme Court, the BJP has cried foul and have termed it as a political vendetta.
However the legal advisor to the government of Karnataka, Brijesh Kalappa says that they would have filed the appeal even if Yeddyurappa was not made state BJP president.
Process of law cannot be blocked
Kalappa tells OneIndia that they are planning on moving the Supreme Court by next week. The process was already underway.
Just because he has become the president of the BJP, the due process of law cannot be blocked. He has been named as the president of the party and this does not give him the immunity.
Merely because the BJP has put him in that position it does not mean that the law cannot take its own course.
The BJP saying that this is a political agenda is a bad argument in the first place according to me, Kalappa says. Nothing prevents us from taking the natural course of action.
The High Court while striking down the FIRs had said that the same could not be filed on the basis of a CAG report.
What I would like to point out here is that both the 2G and the Coal gate cases were on the basis of a similar report. How can the law be different in different cases, Kalappa also asks.