Even as former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda used unparliamentarily language against him, Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurapp is believed not to take legal action against him, but the state unit of BJP has threatened to file a suit against the JDS supremo, said media reports.
PTI reported quoting sources that Yeddyurapp, after discussions with his close associates, has taken a decision ‘to leave it to the people of Karnataka to decide what action should be taken against Deve Gowda’.
Nevertheless, Karnataka unit of BJP insisted that Deve Gowda tender an unconditional apology, failing which it threatened to drag him to court, said report.
“We highly object this kind of conduct by Deve Gowda and demand that he should immediately express unconditional apology to the people of the Karnataka or else he will have to face legal action,” BJP leader Dhananjay Kumar was quoted as saying.
“The state BJP is contemplating legal action against the conduct of Deve Gowda,” he added.
Report said that even the BJP central leadership was annoyed with the former prime minister for the use of abusive language against Yeddyurappa.
“This shows Deve Gowda’s exasperation and desperation. I can only send the message to him to get well soon,” Prakash Javadekar, BJP national spokesperson, was quoted as saying.
“By showering abuse on Yeddyurappa, an elected chief minister and holder of a constitutional post, Gowda has only brought shame to democracy,” another spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Deve Gowda’s remarks against Yeddyurappa came over the controversial Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Project.