Bangalore: Reacting sharply to Union Law
Minister M Veerappa Moily`s reported adverse remarks against
him, Karnataka Lokayukta N Santosh Hegde on Sunday said he did not
need a `certificate` from the Congress leader on the works
done by him.
"I don`t need a certificate from Veerappa Moily. It is
enough if I get a certificate from the people of Karnataka,"
said Hegde, a former Supreme Court Judge, who is highly
regarded in the State for his crusade against corruption.
He was reacting to Moily`s reported comments that
Karnataka Lokayukta`s action against the corrupt was
"superficial" and that he could have done more.
"What has Justice Hegde done so far apart from making
statements," Moily was quoted as saying yesterday.
Speaking to reporters after a function here, Hegde said,
"Veerappa Moily does not have to give me a certificate".
"I think he may have forgotten that it was I who argued
for him and got him out of the JMM scam (payoffs case) in a
Delhi court when he was the Chief Minister without charging a
fee of one rupee," Hegde said.
He said he did not know in what context Moily made the
comment but added that he would send statistics on the work
done by the Lokayukta to the Union Minister tomorrow.
Moily was one of the accused in the Rs 3.5 crore
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs bribery case in which money was
allegedly paid to JMM Lok Sabha members to buy their support
to the P V Narasimha Rao government in 1993 when it faced a no
Moily, along with other accused including Rao, was