'Gowda family biggest beneficiaries'

'Gowda family biggest beneficiaries'

Senior advocate A K Subbaiah on Wed­nes­day alleged that former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and his family were the biggest beneficiaries of corruption in the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) recruitment system.

Speaking to mediapersons, he decried the ongoing protests against the government’s decision to reject the KPSC selection list for the posts of gazetted probationers of the 2011 batch.

Subbaiah, a former leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, said Gowda’s eldest son H D Balakrishne Gowda had got through to the KPSC examination due to the manipulation of answer scripts.

“In 1978, Balakrishne Gowda made it to the selection list after the answer scripts were interchanged. I myself have seen the answer script that was replaced. When I asked Deve Gowda about this, he had told me that it was for securing the future of his children.”

Subbaiah and Gowda were in the Janata Party in 1978. Subbaiah said the rejection of the 2011 gazetted probationary officers list was a historical decision taken by the government. The advocate later told this newspaper that the government should now stick to its decision and not be swayed by pressure.

“Deve Gowda’s family is the biggest beneficiary of corrupt practices in the recruitment system. The government should evolve a foolproof system to ensure that the recruitment system is free from corruption.”

HDK reacts
Kumaraswamy, who met the protesters at Freedom Park, said that he would take the battle to a logical end. “Subbaiah is unemployed. Hence, he is making false allegations,” he said reacting to Subbaiah’s charges.

“This person claims to be in possession of documents to establish that my father inter-changed answer scripts of my brother who had been selceted as a KAS officer decades ago. Why was he keeping silent all these years? he said.

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