''BJP central leadership not divided over action against Yeddy''

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Bangalore, Feb 3 (PTI) The BJP central leadership wasnot divided over the issue of taking action against KarnatakaChief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, facing corruption charges, butno prima facie case has yet been made out against him, seniorleader Rajnath Singh said here today.

"There is no need to tell Yeddyurappa to quit thepost. He will quit himself if a prima facie case is made out",the former BJP President told reporters here.

"When there is no prima facie case, how can he leavethe post?", he said when asked whether BJP is divided over theissue of initiating action against Yeddyurappa.

Singh questioned Governor H R Bhardwaj''s action insanctioning prosecution of Yeddyurappa on a complaint bytwo advocates "on a piece of paper".

Asked about senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh''sstatement that those facing allegations should quit, he saidYeddyurappa would go if the allegations were proved and therewas no need for the central leadership to ask him do so.

Singh said it was advisable to await the outcome ofthe probe by a Judicial commission and the Lokayukta intoallegations against Yeddyurappa.

To a query, Singh said he was not here at the behestof the BJP high command to convince Yeddyurappa to resign,adding "I am here to attend a function at Suttur mutt inMysore".

Contradicting BJP spokesman Prakash Javdekar''s recentstatement that the party was conducting an internal inquiryinto charges against Yeddyurappa, he said, "There is nointernal assessment".

He termed as a ''nominal action'', the arrest of formerTelecom minister A Raja by CBI in the 2G Spectrum scam andsaid it was meant only to deflect BJP''s demand for JPC probe.

The BJP, he said, would not drop its demand for a JPCprobe into the 2G spectrum issue and Commonwealth Games andAdarsh Housing Society scams and would continue to press forit in the coming Budget Session of Parliament.

"The Government is responsible for the logjam inParliament. NDA has decided to contiue its protest till itsdemand for a JPC probe is met", Rajnath said.

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