Gowda instigating farmers, alleges Yeddyurappa

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:09

Bangalore: Stepping up his attack on former
prime minister H D Deve Gowda for using abusive language
against him, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday
accused him of instigating farmers to create law and order
problems in the state.

"What is your intention? Do you want to vitiate the law
and order situation? You are creating confusion and hampering
development. Why are you losing your balance? Please outline
the reasons for your attack on my government?" Yeddyurappa
said posing a series of questions to Gowda.

"I have not heard in post-Independence era a former prime
minister calling a chief minister a `bloody bastard` and using
other invectives. People of Karnataka are known for decent,
dignified and courteous behaviour," Yeddyurappa told reporters
here.

Flaying Gowda`s remarks made on Sunday during a farmers`
protest against land acquisition for the Bangalore-Mysore
Express Highway project, he appealed to the people,
particularly his party men, to end the three-day old protests
against the JDS chief.

Asserting that his government had no role in allotment of
land to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) for
the project, Yeddyurappa said the MoU was signed on February
20, 1995 when Gowda was the chief minister. The framework
agreement was inked on April 3, 1997 by the then Janata Dal
government led by late J H Patel.

Hubli Advocates Assoc files defamation case

A defamation case was filed today in
a court here against Deve Gowda for his abusive remarks against Karnataka Advocate
General Ashok Haranahally over the Bangalore-Mysore
Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project.

Hubli Youth Advocates Association Convenor Shivananda
Vaddatti filed the case in the Judicial Magistrate First Class
Court II.

The hearing of the suit will come up on February 2.

He had accused the Advocate General of filing a "false
affidavit before Supreme Court for handing over land for BMIC
project".

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:09

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