Ready for narco test: HDK

Face-off: Countdown begins for showdown at Dharmasthala

Ready for narco test: HDK

Maintaining that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had sent an emissary to strike a compromise deal with him, JD(S) State president H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said he was even ready to undergo a narco-analysis test to prove he had said the truth.

Addressing the media, the former chief minister said he was prepared for any kind of investigation into the matter, including narco-analysis.

Kumaraswamy said he was a believer of Lord Manjunatha and that he would go to Dharmasthala for a face-off with Yeddyurappa on June 27. He, however, declined to bring his family members along with him, as demanded by Yeddyurappa.

“I believe in Lord Manjunatha and I have readily accepted the challenge. But my family members have nothing to do with this. There is no point in dragging them into this,” he said.

The JD(S) leader also said BJP State unit treasurer Lehar Singh Siroya has admitted to half truth by giving a newspaper statement that he had indeed met him in Bangalore and in New Delhi.

“When he has admitted to having come and met me in my house at Sadashivanagar, he has more or less endorsed my allegations. All the BJP leaders know Singh’s role in the party, and the kind of work he is assigned by Yeddyurappa. Hopefully, the entire truth will unfold before June 27,” added Kumaraswamy.

He criticised the BJP high command for not taking any action against Yeddyurappa, especially after he released the advertisement, saying he “did not have any faith in the judiciary and the Constitution”.

Investigation sought

State Janata Dal (United) leader M P Nadagouda has urged Governor H R Bhardwaj to constitute an inquiry commission to probe the allegations and counter-allegations made by Kumaraswamy and Yeddyurappa.

‘MP salary for educating poor students’

H D Kumaraswamy, who is also a Member of Parliament, has said he would donate his MP salary, including perks, for the education of poor students. “Every year I receive around Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh as MP salary. I will give this amount to at least 15 students in dire need of money,” he said.

On Monday, Kumaraswamy presented Harish Kumar, a student from Magadi, with a cheque for Rs one lakh for his education. He said the boy, son of an auto driver, had sought financial help for his education. Harish has scored good marks in the engineering and medical streams in CET. Kumaraswamy said he would assist Harish financially till he completes his education.

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