Bangalore: Hitting back at Congress President
Sonia Gandhi for hurling charges of corruption against him,
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today shot off a
letter to her asking her to provide proof for her allegations.
"The charges against me are baseless and made with the
intention of maligning my government", he said, a day after
Gandhi lashed out at BJP leaderhship for not acting against
Yeddyurappa despite corruption charges against him.
In his letter to Gandhi, copies of which were released to
the media here, he said "I would like to know whether there is
any proof or evidence to prove these charges and if there is
any, I request you to send the same to enable me to place the
"All that is said of me and my government are only
allegations and there is no prima-facie case made out, unlike
in the 2G Spectrum and other scams faced by the UPA",
Yeddyurappa, who is under attack for his alleged acts of
nepotism and favouritism, said and demanded Congress agree to
a JPC probe into the 2G Spectrum scam.
Yeddyurappa said former Prime Minister H D Devegowda and
Congress leader Siddaramaih, while he was in JD(S), had
levelled several allegations against S M Krishna when he was
Chief Minister over irregularities in denotification of lands
and asked whether Congress would order a probe into it now.
A report by Lokayukta into illegal mining has indicted
former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader N Dharam
Singh for causing about Rs 26 crore loss to the state
exchequer, he pointed out and wondered whether Congress would
ask Singh to make good the loss.
Taking on the opposition at the Congress Parliamentary
Party meet for stalling Parliament proceedings on the 2G scam
issue, Gandhi had slammed the BJP on the issue of corruption
and referred to the party`s decision to allow Yeddyurappa to
continue despite the charges of corruption in land allotment.