Bangalore: An aide of Karnataka Chief Minister
B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday claimed that the family of former Prime
Minister H D Deve Gowda had purchased land, including
commercial property, valued at Rs 680 crore near the city.
A list of agricultural land and commercial property
allegedly purchased in 2005-07 by Gowda and his family
including his son, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was
released here by B J Puttaswamy, Political Secretary to
He, however, did not furnish documentary proof, saying
he could provide the copies to whoever wanted it.
Puttaswamy came up with the allegations a day after Gowda,
JDS chief, launched a "people`s movement" targeting the BJP
government over alleged corruption, nepotism and favouritism.
Kumaraswamy, JDS state unit president, is leading another
rally from Basavakalyana in Bidar district.
"The rallies being organised by Gowda is a big joke as he
and his sons face several allegations of corruption. It is
like devil quoting the scriptures," Puttaswamy, who has been
attacking the former prime minister and his sons, said.
"If they (Gowda and sons) want Yeddyurappa government to
quit on corruption charges, what should be done to these
people. Should they be thrown into Arabian sea?," he asked.
Majority of the land was purchased when Kumaraswamy
headed the JDS-BJP Coalition government in 2006-2007, he
The JDS `anti-corruption` rally will culminate in Shimoga,
home turf of Yeddyurappa, on May 9.