Impossible to practise politics without corruption: Kumaraswamy

JDS Karnataka unit President HD Kumaraswamy, who has been levelling corruption charges against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, on Sunday said it was "impossible to practise politics without corruption."

Hubli: JDS Karnataka unit President HD
Kumaraswamy, who has been levelling corruption charges against
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, on Sunday said it was "impossible
to practise politics without corruption."

"The two (politics and corruption) have become two sides of
the same coin these days", he told reporters here.

Kumaraswamy said, he was trying his best to curb "immoral"
practise of corruption. He however admitted that he accepted
donations from the people for the sake of his party.

Reflecting upon today`s political scenario in the country,
Kumaraswamy said "if Mahatma Gandhi was alive today, he would
have either fallen prey to corruption or would have shunned
politics itself".

He asked people of the state to follow Anna Hazare as a
role model and come forward to lead a movement against
corruption. "There is a dire need for person like Anna
Hazare in Karnataka to fight against corruption".

"Hats off to Anna Hazare who lead this movement and was
successful in convincing the union government to constitute
the Jan Lokpal bill draft committee", Kumaraswamy said.

He expressed anguish that his efforts to bring "corrupt
practises" of the BS Yeddyurappa-led BJP Government to the
fore, had not yielded the expected results despite producing
records to substantiate his allegations.

Kumarswamy claimed that JDS would emerge victorious in
the bye-elections to the three assembly constituencies held
on April 9 while BJP will be forced to eat humble pie.

He rubbished the claims made by Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa that the state would collect more revenue this
year as "nothing but humbug".

Kumaraswamy said he would place before the public the
real economic position of the state tomorrow and charged
Yeddyurappa with "misguiding the public about the actual
financial status of the state".

PTI

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