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Yeddyurappa says that he was made a scapegoat in illegal mining issue


August 3, 2011 - Bangalore

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said that he has been made a scapegoat in the illegal mining scam, which eventually led him to resign from his post.

"I was a scapegoat against a few conspiracies and vengeance. I will come clean off all baseless allegations in six months. I am peacefully quitting this position today after reeling that I have achieved something, which was not able to contribute in 60 years of Congress administration post independence," he said.

Bowing down to the diktat of Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Yeddyurappa formally stepped down and tendered his resignation to Governor HR Bhardwaj on Sunday after being indicted in Lokayukta Justice (retired) N. Santosh Hedge"s report on illegal mining.

Yeddyurappa, however, on Tuesday said that he would be back as chief minister of Karnataka in six months.

ANI

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