The two former chief ministers who were involved in a short-lived BJP-JDS alliance government in 2006-07 held a brief meeting in the north Karnataka town of Hubbali on Tuesday.
B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy have been named in the FIR registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by a social activist Jayakumar Hiremath.
By 2010, the price of an acre of land had gone from Rs 16 lakh to around Rs 16 crore.
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On Eshwarappa’s side his son K E Kanthesh and daughter in law R Shalini have been named in the corruption complaints.
Others accused include Yeddyurappa’s son B Y Raghavendra and his daughters B S Umadevi and S Y Arunadevi.
The results showed that the Cong is losing ground and people are looking towards the strong and able leadership of PM Modi, he said.
Weighed down by internal bickering, the Congress will find it tough to meet the BJP’s challenge in Karnataka.
They have given me party responsibility and I am satisfied with it, said Yeddyurappa.
Yeddyurappa had last month sought discharge from a Rs 40 crore bribery and corruption case.
Yeddyurappa was reportedly by Modi told not to lobby for posts and to work for strengthening the party instead.
The Lingayat strongman is facing graft cases that would put paid to his chances of getting a ministerial berth until he was cleared of the charges.
The third politician whose elevation to the LS will necessitate a bypoll is BJP’s B Sreeramulu.
Former CM B S Yeddyurappa and senior BJP leader H N Ananth Kumar were among those who met the Modi.
Sources said the expectation is that Karnataka would get around two ministerial positions – one of Cabinet rank and another of minister of state.