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Mining corruption pulls down chief minister of Karnataka

The Bharatiya Janata Party, one of India’s largest political parties, forced the resignation on Thursday of B. S. Yeddyurappa, the chief minister of Karnataka.

Yeddyurappa was indicted on Wednesday after an investigation found that he had received kickbacks from mine owners in his district.

Money was allegedly donated into a trust fund controlled by Yeddyurappa’s family. The investigation also found questionable land deals.

Karnatka is a state in southern India with about 52 million inhabitants.