Gadkari to take final call on BSYs fate

New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari today said Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has asked him to take a final call on his fate on the Lokayukta report and insisted that a decision would be taken based on the seriousness of the charges made in the "official document".

"I have talked to the Karnataka Chief Minister. He has asked me to take a decision as party president on the issue and I will follow it. I have never taken a political decision based on perceptions. So, as soon as we get a copy of the Lokayukta report, and based on the charges made in it, the party will take appropriate action," Gadkari told reporters.

When pressed further for his opinion on the reported charges made by Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on illegal mining, he said, "Till the official copy of the report is not available the party will not take any decision."

Gadkari rebuffed his senior colleague and BJP vice-president Shanta Kumar for making controversial remarks against Yeddyurappa.

"I feel party issues should be discussed in the party forum. These should not be discussed through the media," he said.