02 Sep 2011

Chief Minister of Southern Indian State Resigns After Corruption Accusations

B.S. Yeddyurappa (pictured here), chief minister of Karnataka state in India, stepped down from his position yesterday, as a result of pressure by the leadership of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the main opposition party in the country at the national level.

Last Wednesday, a report by an anti-corruption panel associated him and his family with a scheme of illegal mining of iron ore in the state. Mr. Yeddyurappa has denied all accusations.

For the full story on BBC.co.uk, please click here. The photo of Mr. Yeddyurappa shown above is credited to Agence France-Presse (AFP).