Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has agreed to resign. The state's Lokayukta, or Obudsman, Santosh Hegde had indicted Mr Yeddyurappa and his family of accepting kickbacks from a mining company.
Mr Hegde presented a report on Wednesday on illegal mining that also faults other politicians. They include the Reddy brothers - Janardhana and Karunakara - who are members of Mr Yeddyurappa's Cabinet, and mining barons from Bellary. Mr Hedge has recommended that Mr Yeddyurappa and others be prosecuted under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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