CM 'ads' to tussle over land scams

Will give land to CMs family if charges are proved: HDK

The advertisements accused JD(S) national president H D Deve gowda and former Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy of amassing wealth illegally during their rule in the State.

The BJP unit in Mysore released the advertisements in two Kannada dailies, alleging that 21 sites in the layout developed by the City Improvement Trust Board in Saraswathipuram in Mysore were allotted to kith and kin of Deve Gowda.

A document displaying that Kumaraswamy was granted land and scanned copies of the orders sanctioning the sites were also displayed in advertisement.

Yeddyurappa had declared his ad campaign to expose the Opposite parties will continue till Deve Gowda and his sons beg him to stop.

JD(S) version

Taking a dig at Yeddyurappa’s move, JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy said the BJP has fudged data to tarnish the JD(S) image. He said the industrial plot was allotted to him in 1984 and he took its possession only 2000.

Kumaraswamy clarified he was not the chief minister when the industrial land was allotted to him. The issue published in the ads was debated for long in the 1980s and if the Chief Minister wanted to revive it again, he should direct the newly appointed judicial commission to probe into land deals since 1984, he said with a twinge of satire.

On Yeddyurappa’s claim that he would distribute the land, allegedly grabbed by Gowda’s family and registered in benami names, Kumaraswamy dared the chief minister to substantiate his claims with documentary evidences.

He said: “I would hand over all such properties, if any, to family members of Yeddyurappa.” He stressed neither he nor his family members would be the Chief Minister to stop the ad campaign against him. “I can never go before him (the CM) begging). If such a situation arrives, I would rather hang myself in public”, he said.

He said, it was Yeddyurappa who came begging before him to induct him into the JD(S) and grant him a ministerial berth in the JD(S)-Cong portfolio in 2005. “Then Yeddyurappa had entered his office in Sadashivanagar from the back door. He wanted Rs five crore to clear the loan he borrowed from BJP leader Ananth Kumar,” he said.

Vain patch up attempt

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday, claimed that Chief Minister Yeddyurappa made a vain bid to patch up with him. Kumaraswamy has been levelling a slew of corruption charges against Yeddyyurappa for the past few days.

Speaking to press persons, Kumarswamy said a close associate of the chief minister tried to contact him couple of days ago. “He was prepared to come to New Delhi by a special flight to meet me. But I did not entertain him,” he said.

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