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Bangarappa seeks Yeddyurappa`s disqualification

JDS leader S Bangarappa has sought the disqualification of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa from the state assembly, alleging that he has furnished "false" affidavit about his assets and liabilities.

Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 18:35 PM IST

Bangalore: JDS leader S Bangarappa has
sought the disqualification of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
from the state assembly, alleging that he has furnished
"false" affidavit about his assets and liabilities.

The former chief minister demanded action against
Yeddyurappa in a petition submitted to the Election Commission
yesterday for offences punishable under section 177
(furnishing false information) read with section 420
(cheating) of the IPC for violating EC directions.

Bangarappa also sent his petition to the Chief
Electoral Officer of Karnataka and the Returning Officer of
Shikaripura Assembly constituency, where he lost to
Yeddyurappa in the 2008 Assembly elections. Bangarappa has
demanded that he be declared the winner of the constituency
after Yeddyurappa is disqualified. Bangarappa finished third
in the election.
In the affidavit furnished during the elections while
contesting from the Shikaripura seat, Yeddyurappa had not made
public details of his assets, Bangarappa told reporters here.

The details of assets Yeddyurappa filed before the
Lokayukta during 2007 and those in the affidavit before the
returning officer of Shikaripura constituency had
discrepancies, he alleged.

Yeddyurappa has not disclosed before the Returning
Officer LIC policy for a sum assured Rs 1.70 lakh and rental
advance amounting to Rs 33 lakh obtained from Adarsh Group,
one of the property developers named in the land scam the
chief minister is embroiled in, Bangarappa said.
He added there was also a discrepancy in the
disclosure of the quantity of silver articles owned by
Yeddyurappa. The chief minister had declared ownership of 29
kg of silver when the returns were filed before Lokayukta in
December 2007, while it had been shown as 25 kg in the
affidavit submitted to the returning officer.

In the Lok Sabha elections held in 2009, Bangarappa
was defeated by Yeddyurappa`s son B Y Raghavendra from the
Shimoga seat.

PTI