Union Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has rejected charges that there has been a sudden increase in his assets by over Rs 10 crore since he joined the Union Cabinet, saying he had never misused public money as a "dedicated politician."
The assets of at least three union ministers have increased since they assumed office five months ago, a joint statement by the National Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms said Friday.
A controversy erupted on Friday over reports that the city police had allegedly ordered tapping of telephones of five associates of Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda with the Congress government denying any knowledge of it and BJP demanding a high-level probe into it.
Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik Gowda underwent a gruelling questioning for the second consecutive day on Saturday in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress.
The Bangalore Police on Saturday said that they have collected the necessary information from Union Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik with regard to the rape allegations levelled against him and denied the fact that he was given a preferential treatment during the interrogation.
A Bangalore court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, in a rape and cheating case filed against him by a Kannada actress after he got engaged to another woman.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday appealed to Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to introduce an alternate railway line from Coochbehar in West Bengal to Abhayapuri in Assam in the forthcoming Railway Budget.
DV Suresh Gowda, a railway station master in Karnataka, is the younger sibling of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and he wants his brother to improve railway system in the State, especially Dakshina Kannada region.