Kumaraswamy to fast for CBI probe from July 9
HD Kumaraswamy is demanding a CBI probe into the allegations by ruling BJP that his family had amassed Rs 1,500 crore wealth.
Bangalore: JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy
on Thursday expressed his resolve to go on an indefinite fast from
July 9 demanding a CBI probe into the allegations by ruling
BJP that his family had amassed Rs 1,500 crore wealth.
"I am firm on starting my agitation demanding CBI
probe into the so-called 53-page charge sheet published by BJP
against the Deve Gowda family. I set a one-week deadline to
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to respond to my demand for
ordering a probe. But the chief minister has surrendered to
silence," he said.
He warned the government against attempts to disrupt
his fast."We will not create any law and order problem. I will
start the fast along with three others. No attempt should be
made to arrest me, because I will not be violating any rule,"
he told reporters a day after JDS expressed support to his
Kumaraswamy, son of former prime minister HD Deve
Gowda, said whatever the family owned had been "earned by
hardwork and from our own earnings".
He claimed that probes instituted by late chief
minister Ramakrishna Hegde into allegations of amassing
illegal wealth against the family failed to establish any
wrongdoing. "Courts have dismissed 11 PILs filed against my
family accusing us of amassing illegal wealth," he said.
BJP had released released a booklet terming it a
"charge sheet" against Deve Gowda and his family members`
wealth on June 28.
The government has rejected the demand for CBI probe.
Kumaraswamy said his fast was not for publicity. "It
is only to protect my personal honour and also that of my
family. My father never engaged himself in politics for wealth
earned through dubious route," he said.
Kumaraswamy, who has released several `documents` over
allegations of corruption against Yeddyurapa, vowed that he
would bring up more expose on what he called "corrupt acts" of
the chief minister after sometime.