Kumaraswamy slams CM for rejecting CBI probe

Kumaraswamy flayed CM BS Yeddyurappa`s rejection of his demand for a CBI probe into the charge that he and his family had amassed illegal wealth.

Bangalore: JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday
flayed Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa`s rejection of his
demand for a CBI probe into the ruling BJP`s charge that he
and his family had amassed illegal wealth of Rs 1,500 crore.

Kumaraswamy, who had yesterday called off his two-day old
indefinite fast which he had launched on Saturday, demanding a
CBI probe, insisted that the government order an investigation
by the central agency.

"The sum and substance of your letter is very alarming. In
democracy and parliamentary administration, politicians should
ultimately remain committed to their statements and the
advertisements they publish", he said.

Kumaraswamy was referring to a letter written by
Yeddyurappa, delivered to him by a three-member ministerial
team at the fast venue, asking him to give up the stir.

He said making allegations for the sake of politics and
later escaping from them does not bring any grace to any
political party.

Agitated over the booklet released by BJP two weeks ago,
alleging that former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his
family, including him, had amassed illegal wealth to the
extent of Rs 1500 crore, Kumaraswamy had announced his fast.

He withdrew the fast, saying he was doing so bowing to the
wishes of his party and its workers.

"I deny all charges published in the handbook brought out
by your party and still demand that there should be an
investigation", Kumaraswamy said.

In a continued attack on Yeddyurappa, Kumaraswamy said
"All my charges I made against you are supplemented with
documentary evidence. I am not an escapist. I expect a
similar commitment from your side".

However, he thanked Yeddyurappa and his ministerial team of
R Ashoka, BN Bacchegowda and V Somanna for the concern
expressed over his health condition.


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