CM to send Gowda kin's scam info to Centre

He said he would send the copies of the documents to the President, the Prime Minister and the Lok Sabha Speaker, as both Deve Gowda and his son H D Kumaraswamy are MPs.

In Haveri, Yeddyurappa said former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy has not yet responded to the allegations of illegal denotifiation of land published in a section of media.

He alleged that Kumaraswamy, during his tenure as chief minister, denotified 62 pieces of land and his brother, Revanna misappropriated Rs 38 crore when he was the Karnataka Milk Federation chairman. Besides, the Gowda family gave licence to the Jantakal Enterprises illegally for mining in Chitradurga and plundered the natural resources of the  State, he added.

Yeddyurappa said: “Documents pertaining to more such cases of illegal transactions by the Gowda family will be made public in two days.”

Apart from the government land, the Gowda family has encroached upon ‘gomala’, tank beds, and SC/ST lands too in Hassan district, he said.

He dared former prime minister H D Deve Gowda to make public the details of land scams Yeddyurappa is accused of, in the Parliament.

Addressing the media in Shikaripur, Yeddyurappa said the Opposition parties stalled the Legislature session, fearing that their scams would be exposed during the debate.

Reiterating that he was ready for the debate on charges of land scams against him, the Chief Minister accused the Opposition of practising negative politics and being ‘escapist’.

“No legal authority has asked me to resign,” he said in reply to a query on the demand for his resignation. He parried the questions on the recommendation of the Appachu Ranjan Committee to suspend 15 MLAs, stating that the Speaker will take a final decision.

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