JDS to approach Central agencies for probe into BJP govt scams
Bangalore: Refusing to cooperate with the judicial inquiry ordered by the state government into alleged land scams, JD-S on Friday said it planned to approach Central agencies for a probe into scams faced by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.
The party will seek opinion from legal experts on the future course of action it needed to take to fight scandals and on ways to seek inquiry from Central agencies, Karnataka unit JD-S president H D Kumaraswamy told reporters here.
Kumaraswamy had levelled a series of allegations of irregularities in land denotification.
He, however, did not name the Central agencies it wanted to petition against the Yeddyurappa government.
"Yeddyurappa might have been successful in silencing his party high command, but he cannot hush up the scams," Kumaraswamy, who had headed the JDS-BJP coalition in 2006, said.
The JD-S leader said he would lead a rath yatra from Bidar to Chamarajnagar from December 1 as part of agitations against
the government, Kumaraswamy said.
The ratha yatra would highlight "false promises" made by Yeddyurappa on development works, he said.
Kumaraswamy reiterated that his party would not cooperate with the judicial probe as it had already filed a complaint with Lokayukta on the issue.
He denied allegations made by some Lingayat `swamis` that his father and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda was against Lingayat community and had not destabilised any government headed by community leader, including late J H Patel or S R Bommai.
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