Former Supreme Court judge and Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has refuted reports that he is joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Putting an end to speculations on Saturday, Justice Hegde told rediff.com, “It is one of the most ridiculous rumours I have ever heard. On the one hand, I have been accused of being the one responsible for B S Yeddyurappa stepping down as chief minister because of my mining report. Now Yeddyurappa has rejoined the BJP and immediately the news floats that I too would be joining the same party. Does this not sound funny to you?”
“I cannot speak for (former top cop) Kiran Bedi, but I can say with 101 per cent conviction that I will stay away from politics. I was part of the Anna movement and I quit only because some persons were going political.”
“I will never join a political outfit. Instead, I would like to watch the politics that is taking place. I do not keep in touch with politicians. The only time I see a politician is at the airport and they always look away. I have a mutual relationship of hate with them.”