B S Yediyurappa on overseas journey with household, first since ’11


Senior BJP chief B S Yediyurappa, who resigned because the Karnataka chief minister on July 26, has launched into a vacation to the Maldives together with his prolonged household forward of a doable return to lively politics.

Yediyurappa has two sons – BJP MP B Y Raghavendra and BJP vice-president B Y Vijayendra – and three daughters. Your complete household runs numerous companies and not less than two of the youthful members are monetary consultants who studied within the UK. The household reportedly left for the Maldives on August 18 and are anticipated to return on August 23, sources mentioned.

“That is the primary time in a few years that Yediyurappa is on a household journey exterior the nation and it’s a brief go away from public life,” a BJP chief thought-about to be near the previous CM mentioned.

Yediyurappa, his son Vijayendra, grandson Sashidhar Maradi, son-in-law Virupakshappa Yamakanam-aradi, and granddaughter’s husband Sanjay Sree have been accused of corruption and cash laundering in dealing with authorities contracts in a personal grievance.

The Karnataka Excessive Court docket has issued notices to the previous CM and others three after activist T J Abraham moved the courtroom for the registration of an FIR to hold out investigations within the matter.

The allegations pertain to alleged bribes amounting to over Rs 12 crore for contracts — together with Rs 5 crore that was acquired final yr by two firms linked to a grandson of the previous CM from a number of shell firms in Kolkata — regardless of the businesses having no income in earlier years.

Yediyurappa had stepped down as CM on the occasion of the BJP management amid rising considerations over alleged corruption and interference within the administration by his household. He, nevertheless, stays a key Lingayat chief who is significant to the BJP’s electoral fortunes and has mentioned that he’ll assist the celebration to come back to energy by itself within the subsequent state Meeting polls, scheduled to be held in 2023.

A number of BJP MLAs and ministers who’re sad over being disregarded of the cupboard of recent chief minister Basavaraj Bommai have rallied across the former CM. Tourism Minister Anand Singh, upset over the portfolio he was given, met Yediyurappa final week in his quest to be upgraded to a high-profile ministry.

By the way, the final time that Yediyurappa went overseas together with his prolonged household was in July 2011 to Mauritius — throughout an earlier stint as CM — amid allegations of corruption. Two days after he returned to India, a Lokayukta report on unlawful mining throughout his tenure emerged, dislodging him from energy.

Yediyurappa, his sons and a son-in-law had been later indicted by the CBI in an alleged Rs 40 crore bribery case however had been acquitted by a trial courtroom and the matter didn’t escalate.