BJP has no moral right to question Congress: Siddaramaiah

Yeddyurappa took brtibe through cheque, went to jail, says CM

BJP has no moral right to question Congress: Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tore apart the principal Opposition BJP after launching the Nava Karnataka Nirmana Yatra, with much fanfare in Basavakalyan town on Wednesday.

"Starting from K C Reddy, several chief ministers have served the state. But, have you ever heard of a chief minister taking bribe through cheque, like Yeddyurappa did? He is the first chief minister who went to jail on charges of corruption," he said.

Besides Yeddyurappa, a host of BJP leaders like Janardhana Reddy, Hartal Halappa, Anand Singh and Katta Subramanya Naidu went to jail on various charges.

But the Congress-led government, in the last four years and seven months, gave corruption-free governance. The BJP has no moral right to question the ruling party. They do not even feel ashamed, while pointing fingers at the Congress, he said.

On Yeddyurappa's statement that Siddaramaiah did nothing in the last four years. The chief minister hit back, saying those who seek the votes in the name of Basavanna, did nothing for him.

Siddaramaiah said it was during his tenure as deputy chief minister that the Basavakalyan Development Authority was constituted and funds to the tune of Rs 5 crore were sanctioned. It was Congress government which sanctioned Rs 250 crore to develop Kudala Sangama as a major tourist attraction on the lines of Akshardham temple in Delhi, he asserted.

The chief minister said in the four-and-half years of his governance, the stress was on equal distribution of resources for the welfare of all sections of the society.

District incharge minister Eshwar Khandre, Water Resource Minister M B Patil, Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig, Social Welfare Minister Anjaneya and others were present on the occasion.

The chief minister launched a series of development works on the occasion.

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