Bangalore: Firing a fresh salvo against BJP, JDS
leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said he would soon expose its
"pseudo campaign" against UPA "government corruption" and
vowed to continue to battle against what he termed as "acts of
corruption" by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.
"I will expose the doublespeak of BJP against corruption.
While BJP leaders at national level have been waging a war
against UPA government corruption, the same leaders are
protecting Yeddyurappa in Karnataka," the former Chief
Minister told reporters here.
A day after Chief Minister`s Political Secretary B J
Puttaswamy alleged that firms owned and managed by his family
members received Rs 167 crore in their accounts during his
tenure as Chief Minister, Kumaraswamy refuted the allegations,
saying "there are no illegalities involved in the business
transaction of companies run by my brothers".
"BJP has announced a nationwide stir against UPA government
corruption from June 24. At least two days before that event,
I will release fresh set of documents over acts of corruption
indulged in by Yeddyurappa at New Delhi", he said.
Kumaraswamy also sought to distance himself from the
business ventures run by his brothers remarking that in 1983
all the brothers divided the family property and were living
separately and he was not connected with their businesses.
"What is my family. It should be my wife Anitha and my
son Nikhil Gowda. Are they involved in any illegal trading?,"
B S K Trading owned by his elder brother H D Balakrishna
Gowda has been into business since 2000 and exported iron ore
from 2004-05 by purchasing it from mines owners, Kumaraswamy
"None of my family members purchased iron ore from Mysore
Minerals at lower rates and sold it for higher profits
as was done by a Congress leader", Kumaraswamy alleged.
"They purchased iron ore on payment of market rates
and not by threat", he said.
Some ministers of the Yeddyurappa Government had filed a
case against him over the Rs 150 crore bribery charges and
other issues, but later withdrew the plea as the Supreme court
said it would dismiss it, he said without naming Tourism
Minister G Janardhana Reddy.
He said an advocate has already filed a complaint
before Lokayukta on the transaction of RS 167 crore funds by
firms owned by his family members and they have furnished
replies to the notice issued by Lokayukta.
Similar allegations were levelled against him by a
Congress leader in 2006 and it has been repeated now by
Puttaswamy, Kumaraswamy said.