Kumaraswamy accuses Yeddyurappa of securing illegal gains

: In a fresh salvo against Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy today alleged that he and his family had secured "illegal gains" through donations of Rs 27.18 crore made to a trust run by his son.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 18:14 PM IST

Bangalore: In a fresh salvo against Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa, JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy today
alleged that he and his family had secured "illegal gains"
through donations of Rs 27.18 crore made to a trust run by his
son.

The donations were made in the last two years by
various persons and firms, some for favours, Kumaraswamy
alleged, releasing the documents to "expose" Yeddyurappa`s
corruption.

He alleged that the Trust had been able to raise Rs
27.18 crore in the corpus donation by "misusing the office of
the chief minister".

"The sons of the chief minister by rendering official
favours to the donors had colleged huge donations for the
trust," claimed Kumaraswamy who has been persistently
targetting Yeddyurappa over allegations of corruption and
nepotism.

JDS said in a statement that Kumaraswamy had released
the documents in Delhi, copies of which were circulated in
Bangalore also.

The Trust had received donations from developers and a
public limited mining firm, which had given Rs ten crore,
among others, Kumaraswamy claimed.

It had also received donation of Rs 50 lakh from
founder B Y Raghavendra, the chief minister`s son and MP.

Another son, B Y Vijayendra had donated Rs 10 lakh, he
alleged.

Kumaraswamy charged that the chief minister and his
family had favoured a developer and secured illegal
gratification of more than Rs 14 crore, which included around
Rs five crore to the Trust in return for protection against
legal action for encroachment of government tanks and `nalas`
(canals) and for gross violation of norms for their projects.

Yeddyurappa also misused his office to favour the
mining company, which had the same management as JSW steel, he
charged.

As a result, JSW steel gained substantially,
Kumaraswamy alleged.

PTI