Bangalore: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Monday welcomed Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa`s statement that a judicial probe may be ordered into the denotification and allotment of lands by state agencies in the last ten years if the opposition agreed, saying "the guilty must face action".
"Let there be a probe. Those found guilty must face
action," the Opposition leader in the state Assembly told
reporters here after Yeddyurappa challenged the Congress and
JDS whether they were ready to face a probe by a retired
supreme court judge.
"I am not opposing denotification of lands. But it
should not be done in violation of rules," he said.
Siddaramaiah has been accusing Yeddyurappa of bending
rules and denotifying lands in favour of his sons.
On Yeddyurappa`s charge that six acres near Kengeri
was denotified to a person recommended by Siddaramaiah, the
Congress leader said "I only forwarded the request of the
individual, but never mounted pressure. If it was not
permissible under law, the Chief Minister should have rejected
He blamed the state government for the "mess" it
created over reservation of seats in Panchayats to OBCs. The
government should have filed a petition soon after the Supreme
Court pronounced its order on May 11 asking it to limit the
reservation within 50 per cent, he said.
Siddaramaiah suggested that the government should
immediately summon the Legislature session to discuss the