JD(S) to raise land scam in Lok Sabha

Addressing reporters, he alleged Yeddyurappa has caused a loss of Rs 5,000 crore to the State exchequer by illegally denotifying valuable land and allotting prime BDA sites to his family members, close associates and the party MLAs.

Kumaraswamy admitted that he denotified 274 acre land during his tenure as the Chief Minister, but claimed that he neither violated the rule book nor favoured any of his family members. Land was denotified in respect of 52 cases in public interest during his 20 month rule, he claimed and released a set of documents to the media.

He rejected Yeddyurappa’s offer of ordering a judicial probe into land scams of the past 10 years, saying that the documents speak for themselves. The JD(S) also demanded Yeddyurappa to cancel all BDA site allotments made under G category illegally, including his son-MP B Y Raghavendra. 

Forgery

Kumaraswamy also alleged forgery of the Yeddyurappa’s signature and said someone close to him had recklessly issued denotification orders.

A 3.5-acre KIADB land near Kengeri was denotified recently using a forged signature of the Chief Minister.

The order copy, which Kumaraswamy released to the media, has been signed as “BSY.” “Yeddyurappa writes his full name “B Y Yeddyurappa” in Kannada as his official signature. This should be probed thoroughly,” he stated.

Saree scam

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy alleged that the Government has bought sarees to distribute under Bhagyalakshmi scheme at Rs 195 per piece from a Surat-based firm, Rachana Group of Industries. The same type of saree is available at Rs 115 per piece in Surat city.

“There appears to be a scam in procuring sarees. It should be probed,” he said.

He said he will take part in the saree distribution function organised by the Government in Ramanagar on November 22 and question Yeddyurappa in this regard in front of the beneficiaries.

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