JDS releases `chargesheet` on corruption by BJP Govt
Bangalore: Keeping up its onslaught against
the BJP Government, JDS on Friday released a "first instalment of
chargesheet" listing ten corruption charges on the eve of the
prestigious zilla and taluk panchayat polls.
Releasing the `chargesheet` at a public meeting here, JDS
supremo and former prime minsiter H D Deve Gowda alleged
Karnataka had witnessed scams running into Rs one lakh crore
during the Yeddyurappa regime in the last two-and-half years.
Gowda, who described Yeddyurappa as the most corrupt Chief
Minister in the country, said he would discuss with Governor H
R Bhardwaj the issue of list of corrupt people the latter has
and also new scandals.
Gowda, whose party has been making a sustained campaign
against the BJP Government on land denotification issue,
released the `chargesheet` listing ten scandals allegedly
involving Yeddyurappa`s kith and kin along with `documentary
evidence` about land deals.
He said he would release documentary evidence on
`scandals` in the BJP controlled city corporation Bruhut
Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Gowda said his party would launch a campaign -- "2G
Spectrum versus Karnataka" -- asserting "we cannot shut our
eyes to developments in the state.
In a blistering attack on the BJP for stalling parliament
over the opposition demand for a joint parliamentary committee
to probe the 2G Spectrum scam, he flayed the party for
avoiding Karnataka in its anti-corruption agitation.
The BJP chose to hold its rallies in several parts of the
country, including Mumbai, Guwhati and Bhubhaneshwar, but not
in Karnataka, he pointed out and wanted senior leader L K
Advani to clarify the issue.
He expressed optimism that the BJP would not resort to
paralysing parlaiment during the budget session also and allow
discussion on 2G Spectrum and other scams.
"Instead of making a general statement that corruption
prevailed during all regimes, let there be a debate on NDA
rule, UPA Government and also on my tenure (as PM)", he said.
Gowda urged all Janata parivar leaders in other parties to
return to join hands "if they are willing to strengthen the
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