Hariprasad questions Lokayukta's integrity

Hariprasad questions Lokayukta's integrity

Speaking to reporters after the launch of “Congress nadige – janara balige” programme at Subramanyapura, he sought to know why justice Hegde did not immediately take any action against BJP leaders who tried to influence him to spare Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in the final report on illegal mining.

In the jail by now

“It is only through the media that the entire episode (of BJP leaders trying to influence him) has come to light. This means that Hegde himself has been waiting to strike a deal with the BJP before releasing the mining report,” Hariprasad alleged and added a dozen ministers, including Yeddyurappa, would have been in jail by now had the Lokayukta taken sincere action. Justice Hegde, who is also a member of Lokpal bill drafting panel, had recently made a shocking revelation that Higher Education Minister V S Acharya and the BJP spokesperson Dhanajaya Kumar had requested him not to indict Yeddyurappa in the illegal mining report, which the Lokayukta is likely to submit to the State government this month end.

Supporting BJP

Hariprasad further accused the Lokayukta of supporting the BJP government in the State to do all illegal affairs.

“Justice Hegde has tried to portray a clean image. He (justice Hegde) speaks as if he has descended from the heavens. Such is the image he has tried to build for himself. His antecedents show just the opposite. We all know how he managed to become a Supreme Court judge earlier in his career,” Hariprasad alleged.

When questioned of his party colleagues in the State holding the Lokayukta in high esteem, Hariprasad said that the answers to such questions can only be given by those leaders.

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