Scams and shortcomings

Scams and shortcomings

Siddaramaiah flouts foreign exchange regulations and income tax rules by using a diamond-studded Hublot watch gifted to him. He later declares the watch a state asset.


Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra sets up a diagnostic laboratory in the state-run Victoria Hospital against norms. Subsequently, Yatindra moves out of the company, Matrix Imaging Solutions.


The RD&PR department’s illegal parking of funds and setting up of illegal water-testing laboratories referred to CID for investigation.


The Minor Irrigation department’s canal desilting works illegally awarded to contractors; CID probe ordered.


The Social Welfare department comes under scanner for diverting funds meant for the purchase of pillows and bedding meant for SC/ST students.


Names of ministers R V Deshpande and D K Shivakumar surface in land-related controversies.


Siddaramaiah attracts severe criticism for weakening the Lokayukta and by creating a parallel body – ACB. Has failed to appoint Lokayukta till date.


Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh’s name keeps surfacing in illegal sand mining.

The chief minister has failed to assess the performance of his ministerial colleagues and come out with a report card.

Fails to pacify agitators and find a solution to the Kalasi-Banduri drinking water issue.

Introduces Anna Bhagya (free ration) scheme for the poor without weeding out bogus BPL card holders. Later, he prunes the programme owing to financial burden.

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