Yeddy looks at high command for a decision

Bangalore: Relieved by the Karnataka High Court order quashing the FIR against him in an illegal mining case, B S Yeddyurappa today pinned hopes on the BJP central leadership to render "justice" to him, indicating a renewed bid for his reinstatement as chief minister.

"Satyameva Jayate. By the blessings of the God and people, I have got justice from court. I always held judiciary in high esteem", a beaming Yeddyurappa told reporters outside his residence here before heading to a temple to offer pooja.

"I am not going to ask for anything. It is left to the high command to decide. I have 100 per cent trust in my party leadership that they will do justice to me", Yeddyurappa, who was axed from chief ministership on July 31 last in the wake of his indictment by the Lokayukta report, said.

The high court verdict quashing the FIR based on the Lokayukta report on illegal mining by then anti-corruption ombudsman Santosh Hegde is expected to spur Yeddyurappa to renew his bid to stage a comeback.

Yeddyurappa had suffered a setback in his recent attempt to get a position when party chief Nitin Gadkari rebuffed him and indicated he has to come clean of the corruption charges. The 70-year-old Lingayat leader, however, ruled out visiting Delhi to stake claim for a post.

Yeddyurappa declined to name those who he alleged conspired to ensure that his name figured in the Lokayukta report. "I don`t want to name anyone now". Soon after the court pronounced verdict also quashing chapter 22 of the Lokayukta report which had extensively dealt on Yeddyurappa`s role in illegal mining, some of his supporters rushed to his house and greeted him.