'Bribe CD will be given to Lokayukta'

“I have no faith that the government would be impartial in probing the episode. Hence I will approach the High Court after complaining to the Governor,” Srinivas told mediapersons here.

Referring to Suresh Gowda’s claim that the CD was doctored, Srinivas said that if Gowda’s charge was proven, he would resign his membership of the legislature and also would retire from politics. “If the CD was proved to be genuine, will Gowda do the same,” he wanted to know.

Gowda had said that he would resign as MLA if the work on the lift irrigation scheme was not completed before the end of September. Since it was October and the work was not completed, Gowda should quit, JD(S) district president H Ningappa said.

He said the MLA was neglecting development of the district, and instead was indulging in “commission politics” and demanded an inquiry into former minister Chennigappa’s claim that he had paid Rs. 1.25 crore to Gowda during the by-election to Madhugiri Assembly constituency.

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