Revanna seeks CBI probe into Mahamastakabhisheka held in 2006

Revanna seeks CBI probe into Mahamastakabhisheka held in 2006

MLA H D Revanna on Thursday said that let District in-charge Minister A Manju order a CBI probe if he has evidence of irregularities during the Mahamastakabhisheka held in 2006.

Reacting to a recent statement issued by Manju of irregularities during the Mahamastakabhisheka in 2006, Revanna said that the minister lacks proper information.

Addressing media here Revanna said, "Like Manju, I was not adamant about handing over the Mahamastakabhisheka works to a particular agency. I did not take advantage of my position to misuse the funds meant for a cultural and spiritual programme."

"The 2006 Mahamastakabhisheka works were executed in a transparent manner. Those who are suspecting irregularities can check the documents. The minister's statements that there are no documents in the office shows their negligence. What can I do, if they ask for documents 12 years after the festival? If they have courage, let them hand over the case to the CBI. They should also order a comprehensive probe into corruption in the state since the past four years," he said.

Minister Manju has been saying that he will release the documents related to irregularities during the JD(S) tenure. "I am waiting to see the documents. I am ashamed to call him as the District in-charge Minister," Revanna said.

It is the duty of the state government to invite the President and the Prime Minister for the Mahamastakabhisheka that is held once in 12 years. But no one is aware of steps the government has taken in this regard, he said.