Cong accuses BJP govt of political vengeance

Cong accuses BJP govt of political vengeance

Cong leader superseded on frivolous ground

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah pointed out that the state government had superseded the Bijapur district Cooperative Bank headed by former Congress legislator Shivananada Patil on “frivolous grounds”.

The bank had been superseded on September 22 and the Bijapur DC has been appointed as the administrator. Siddaramaiah said Patil had been served a show cause notice last month for advancing a loan of Rs 10.5 crore to Jnanayogi Shivakumar Sugar Factory. Despite replies by all the directors of the bank, the Bijapur bank was superseded on the grounds that the sugar factory is also headed by Patil.

Siddaramaiah wondered why the government had not taken action against the Bidar district cooperative bank headed by Gurupadappa Nagamarapalli and Ghataprabha Sugar factory headed by Balachandra Jarkiholi despite independent inquiry reports recommending superseding of the institutions. Siddaramaiah accused that the government was sheltering the duo as they had joined the BJP.

He demanded that the government immediately withdraw the order to superseded the bank.Siddaramaiah said the Congress would go ahead with its programme to picket Vidhana Soudha on September 26. He dared the government to arrest party leaders during the protest on that day.

Besides, the party would also hold satyagrahas in all districts on October 2 and October 10 to expose the alleged inefficiency of the government. He accused that chief minister B S Yeddyurappa was losing hold on administration and governance of the state. The CM was “talking big” especially after his return from China tour. He charged that the financial health of the state was deteriorating by the day, but the CM, who also holds the finance portfolio, had only remained a passive spectator.