Yeddyurappa's appointment glorification of corruption: Cong

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New Delhi, Apr 8: Congress today criticised BJP for appointing former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to lead the party in Karnataka, calling it "glorification of corruption".

"The appointment of Yeddyurappa as President of BJP in Karntaka is nothing but glorification of corruption as for the first time in the history of Karnataka politics, the man who was jailed for corruption charges as Chief Minister has been made PCC chief of a party," said AICC general secretary B K Hariprasad, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka.

Cong criticised BJP

Karnataka is due to have elections in 2018. Yeddyurappa, the tallest Lingayat leader who was removed as Chief Minister on corruption charges and had floated his own party before the last Assembly elections, returns to the helm of affairs in the state which BJP is looking to wrest power back from Congress.

Reacting to his appointment, Yeddyurappa said his priority would be to bring back BJP to power as people are "fed up" with the "corrupt" Congress government.


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