Shettar accuses CM of misusing power

Shettar accuses CM of misusing power

Shettar accuses CM of misusing power

Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly, Jagadish Shettar, on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of misuse of power and favoritism for having awarded a government contract to his son.

Addressing reporters, he said the government had given a contract to set up a superspecialty laboratory at Victoria Hospital to a company owned by Siddaramaiah’s younger son Yathindra Siddaramaiah. The contract should be cancelled immediately. A high-level probe should be conducted into the issue, he added.

The BJP leader said the contract was awarded to establish a laboratory despite two laboratories already existing within 100 metres radius of the hospital. The chief minister has been issuing contradictory statements in an attempt to defend his son, he charged.

On the government’s planning to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of B S Yeddyurappa, Shettar accused the Siddaramaiah government of indulging in politics of revenge.

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