Kumaraswamy`s fresh allegations against Yeddyurappa

Ex-Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy claimed about Rs 11 crore was paid to a firm for constructing farmer interaction centres, which were never built.

Updated: May 04, 2011, 21:19 PM IST

Bangalore: Making fresh allegations
against the B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, former
chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday claimed about Rs 11 crore
was paid to a firm for constructing farmer interaction
centres, which were never built.

Talking to reporters here, he alleged that the
government had released Rs 9.37 crore to the contractor BSR
Infratech India Ltd on March 15 and another Rs 2.87 crore on
March 22, though the work had not even begun.

The government had earmarked Rs 25 crore in the
2010-11 budget for the construction of Raitha Samparka Kendras
at 100 places in nine districts of Karnataka.

The JDS leader demanded an inquiry and action against
BSR Infratech India Ltd and officials of agriculture
department, who were responsible for release of funds.

Kumaraswamy, who has been hurling allegations of
corruption against Yedyurappa, challenged him to participate
in the rally being organised by civil society members at
Shimoga on May nine against corruption and offer his
explanations over development works the government has
initiated.

"The chief minister claims to have done a lot of
development works in the state. I invite him to attend the
rally and present what he has done. We will reveal the rampant
corruption his government has indulged in. Let all this happen
in the presence of pontiffs of mutts," he urged.

Responding to the allegations by Yeddyurappa that
files pertaining to irregularities committed during
Kumaraswamy`s tenure as chief minister were missing, he said,
"let the chief minister himself come and search our houses."

PTI