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May 11, 2012 at 12:04pm IST

Corruption within Karnataka BJP a poll issue: Congress

New Delhi: The Karnataka Congress attacked the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the Supreme Court's order on a CBI inquiry on BS Yeddyurappa. Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundurao said, "Corruption of the entire BJP in the state will be an election issue. There is an entire government machinery breakdown in the state."

In a major blow to Yeddyurappa, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered an inquiry by the CBI into the allegations against him.

The apex court observed that prima facie there was proof against Yeddyurappa, who is accused of having favoured mining companies for financial gains. A public interest litigation seeking an investigation against Yeddyurappa was referred to the Central Empowered Committee, which had recommended CBI probe in three cases against Yeddyurappa.