Bangalore: Asserting that he was prepared for
a public debate on corruption charges hurled at him, JDS
leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday challenged Chief Minister BS
Yeddyurappa to produce documents to support his allegations.
Speaking to reporters, Kumaraswamy said he was "willing for
a public debate on the issue but wanted ample evidence from
those making the allegations."
He said if the chief minister was not guilty of corruption
as claimed by him, he should let the investigation into the
He also wondered what was the difference between some of
the leaders accused of corruption in the spectrum scam and the
corruption charges that Yeddyurappa has been alleged of in
terms of doling favours for gains.
Condemning the allegations by Congress leader Siddaramiah
that corruption began during the JDS regime, he said the
Congress leaders should first place on records documents to
support such charges.
The JDS leader said that the current situation in the state
was "the making of the BJP and Congress" and accused the
latter of not doing enough to bring out facts relating
corruption in the state.
He also condemned the reported remarks of BK Hariprasad
against Lokayukta Santosh Hegde.