Ready for a judicial probe into land allotment: Yeddyurappa

Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 23:27

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Monday said he was ready to order a judicial probe
into the charges of denotification and allotment of land and
sites, including those to a firm in which his two sons are
partners.
Talking to reporters here, he said he was ready to
order the probe by a retired Supreme Court judge if the
opposition agreed.

Admitting that he allotted land to his sons and also a
residential plot in Bangalore to his MP son B Y Raghavendra,
Yeddyurappa said they were done in accordance with rules and
procedures.

He also slammed the opposition for its "malicious
propaganda" to damage the image of his family by "levelling
baseless and trivial charges" and sought to turn the tables on
them by "exposing" some cases involving the Opposition.
To a pointed query whether he would step down
following the footsteps of former Maharastra Chief Minister
Ashok Chavan, who was eased out by Congress, Yeddyurappa shot
back, "There is no comparison of my actions to the Adarsh
Housing Society scam".

Justifying the denotification of land favouring his
family members and allotment of two acres to a firm of which
his two sons are partners, he said, "These have been done
under the special provisions which has been in practice for
several years and similar decisions were made by earlier
governments."

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 23:27

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