BSY had wound up BMICP project probe, alleges Gowda
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:29
New Delhi: JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda on Monday alleged that a high-level probe into the controversial Bangalore-Mysore infrastructure corridor project had been constituted but Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in "collusion" with the developer firm wound it up "to bury the fraud".

"Your public utterances on the BMICP project to the effect that you have taken no decision on the project except implementing court orders and all decisions had been taken by Deve Gowda, whose baby it is, and SM Krishna, seem to heavily depend on the perception that public memory is short," Gowda said in an open letter to the Karnataka Chief Minister.

"When today you quietly try to shift the blame on me and likes of S M Krishna to hide your sins, you conveniently forgot to inform the public that you wound up B C Patel Commission of inquiry on October 23, 2008 which was appointed after a unanimity in the state assembly..that accountability must be fixed for misdeeds and frauds in BMICP," he said.

The Supreme Court recently granted eight weeks to the Karnataka government to take a decision on plea of developer firm NICE for allotment of over 750 acres near Bangalore for completion of the Bangalore-Mysore Express Way project.

The JD(S) chief, in his letter, said Yeddyurappa should demand 460 acres of land to be given back and reject the demand for another 764 acres.

The former Prime Minister had been targeting Yedyurappa over the project for quite some time and had even sparked a controversy by using abusive words against him. The Karnataka Chief Minister repeatedly asserted that his government had no role in allotment of land for the project.


First Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:29

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