'Sudarshan got land allotted to wife's Trust'

The BJP on Friday came up with fresh charges against V R Sudarshan, whose name has been recommended as chairperson of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).

The party said he “misused” his power as a legislator to help a Kolar-based trust get lake land from the State government.

Addressing reporters in Bengaluru, BJP leader B J Puttaswamy said Sudarshan as a Congress legislator had in 2003 recommended to the then government to grant 10 acres of lake land to Jyoti Educational Trust, Kolar.

“Though there was no provision to grant lake land for any purpose, the then government granted it based on his recommendation. Sudarshan’s wife was one of the trustees,” he charged.

The BJP leader also said the Trust had been earning Rs 1.35 lakh per month by renting its building to the backward classes department for a students’ hostel.

Sudarshan, who later held a separate press conference, however, refuted the chargesand said he had “nothing to do” with the Trust and its functioning.

“My wife was one of the trustees. She passed away in 2004 and none of my family members is in the trust since then. Hence charges of misuse of power is baseless,” he said.

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