Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar today charged KJP President BS Yeddyurappa with openly supporting Congress in the March 7 urban local body polls to free himself from CBI cases over his alleged involvement in illegal mining.
"Yeddyurappa is under the tight grip of Congress due to CBI cases and wants to come out of it. Hence he is openly supporting Congress in the March 7 urban body polls," he told reporters here.
Shettar alleged that Yeddyurappa does not mind Karnataka Janata Party candidates losing the polls, but is coaxing people to vote for Congress to trounce the ruling BJP.
"This clearly shows he is under the tight grip of the Congress," he alleged.
Yeddyurappa had said yesterday that his KJP would support Congress in all wards where it did not contest and urged his supporters to work for Congress candidates in such segments to defeat BJP and Janata Dal(S).
Shettar was speaking after a BJP road show in the run up to the polls.