The Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka faced more embarrassment following the arrest of former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa after first information report was filed in against Ashok in connection with the denotification case. The CM, who met with
the central leadership on Sunday, said that there was no question of asking him to step down now. "We will fight the issue legally and decide what course of action to take. The Lokayukta police are yet to file a report and based on those contents action will be taken," he said.
Meanwhile, the Lokayukta police have initiated investigation against Ashok and started collecting documents from various departments. They will file a report before the court on November 5. A chargesheet against Ashok is = expected to be filed within three months.