S Bangarappa seeks Yeddyurappa disqualification

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 17:24

Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister S
Bangarappa has filed a petition before the Election Commission
of India praying to disqualify Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
from his State Assembly membership, alleging that the latter
has furnished "false" affidavit concerning his assets and
liabilities.

Bangarappa, now in JDS, demanded action against
Yeddyurappa in his petition submitted yesterday for offences
punishable under section 177 (furnishing false information)
read with section 420 (Cheating) of the IPC for violating EC
directions.

Bangarappa also sent his petition to the Chief Electoral
officer of Karnataka and the Returning Officer of Shikaripura
Assembly constituency, where he lost to Yeddyurappa in the
2008 Assembly elections. Bangarappa has demanded that he be
declared the winner of the constituency after Yeddyurappa is
disqualified. Bangarappa finished third in the election.

In the affidavit furnished during the elections while
contesting from the Shikaripura seat, Yeddyurappa had
suppressed details of his assets, Bangarappa said at a press
conference here.

The details of assets Yeddyurappa filed before the
Lokayukta during 2007 and those in the affidavit before the
Returning Officer of of Shikaripura constituency contained
discrepancies, he alleged.

Yeddyurappa has not disclosed before the Returning
Officer LIC policy for a sum assured Rs 1.70 lakh and rental
advance amounting to Rs 33 lakh obtained from Adarsh Group,
one of the property developers named in the land scam the
Chief Minister is embroiled in, Bangarappa said.

He added there was also a discrepancy in the disclosure
of the quantity of silver articles owned by Yeddyurappa. The
BJP Chief Minister had declared ownership of 29 kgs of silver
when the returns were filed before Lokayukta in December 2007,
while it had been shown as 25 kgs in the affidavit submitted
to the Returning Officer.

In the Lok Sabha elections held in 2009, Bangarappa was
defeated by Yeddyurappa`s son B Y Raghavendra from the Shimoga
seat.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 17:24

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