Act on plea against Shivakumar: PMO's letter to chief minister

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has written to the principal secretary to the chief minister to consider the detailed 192-page petition of Samaja Parivarthana Samudaya (SPS) regarding the allegations against Energy Minister D K Shivakumar for ‘appropriate action.’

Informing this to mediapersons here on Friday, SPS founder president S R Hiremath said SPS and JSP (Jana Sangrama Parishat) had launched a campaign, ‘Special court for DKS’, in Ballari in August last year. As part of the campaign, SPS, with the support of like-minded organisations, had submitted a memorandum (192-page) to the prime minister, with a request to take urgent action against Shivakumar.

Hiremath said Shivakumar was charge-sheeted in the Benniganahalli case wherein he had brazenly purchased four acres and 20 guntas of land in Bengaluru City while he was the Minister for Urban Development in the S M Krishna government. This apart, he was responsible for looting 10.8 lakh metric tonnes of high-quality iron ore from Mysore Minerals Limited and was the originator and facilitator of the over Rs three lakh-crore Co-operative House Building Societies scandal, the largest in the country, he said. Based on the memorandum submitted to the Union government, the PMO has written a letter to the principal secretary to the chief minister for ‘appropriate action,’ he said.

Hiremath said Shivakumar’s induction into the government was bound to be grossly harmful to the government and to the people. It is extremely essential in public interest to immediately remove him from all positions and restore the rapidly eroding faith about the present government in the minds of the people.

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