Bangalore: The Congress in Karnataka
on Tuesday claimed that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his
family have evaded income tax to the tune of Rs 339.54 crore
and demanded that the Centre institute a probe into it.
Soon after coming to power, Yeddyurappa floated
several firms in the names of his family members and evaded
taxes, opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative
Assembly, Siddaramaiah, alleged at a press conference here.
He said the Congress demands an inquiry and he would
soon write to Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in this
Siddaramaiah charged that Yeddyurappa`s family owned
many firms and also had stake in various companies.
He alleged that the government had not released
pension to the disabled, old age persons and widows for the
past about five months though the Centre provides financial
assistance for these schemes.
"Yeddyurappa claims that the state`s coffers are full,
but pension to several disadvantaged sections remain unpaid,"
he said, adding, Congress would launch a statewide stir if
pension were not paid.
Disbursement of crop loan at one per cent interest has
not begun, he claimed.