Let BSY recover Rs 23 cr from me: Dharam

He was reacting to the statement made by Yeddyurappa that he would recover the amount based on the Lokayukta report, which stated that the State exchequer had incurred a loss to the tune of Rs 23 crore owing to flawed mining policies during his tenure as the chief minister.

Speaking to mediapersons in Bidar on Saturday, Dharam Singh said that the Lokayukta never pointed out his direct involvement in the alleged loss to the State exchequer, as claimed by the Chief Minister. However, there are documents to prove my innocence and establish how I acted as the chief minister. When questioned about Humnabad MLA Rajshekar Patil’s complaint to the Congress party high command about being sidelined, while distributing tickets to the Zilla Panchayat elections, the former chief minister maintained that selection of candidates was based on a give and take approach. Hence, Rajshekar Patil was asked to concede a few seats, he said.

When asked about Yeddyurappa’s fate after the polls, he said: “ The power being enjoyed by the Chief Minister at present is a mere extension provided by BJP National president Nitin Gadkari. Yeddyurappa will be ousted from power after the polls.”

Appears before JMFC court

Dharam Singh appeared before the II Additional JMFC Court here on Saturday in an election code violation case, reports DHNS from Bidar.

A warrant was issued against him when he failed to appear before the court in the case registered at Bagdhal police station in Bidar taluk, during the parliamentary elections held in 2009. During the hearing, the court granted bail to Singh and posted the case on December 28 for further hearing.

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