Congress files graft complaint against Yeddyurappa, ministers

Friday, December 3, 2010

BANGALORE - The Congress Friday complained to Karnataka Lok Ayukta (ombudsman) N.Santosh Hedge that Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, his son, the state Bharatiaya Janata Party (BJP) chief and three ministers were involved in various scandals running into thousands of crores of rupees.

The Congress, in a nearly 200-page complaint to Hegde also named four BJP legislators, several officials of the Chief Ministers Office, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), mines and geology, stamps and registration and forest departments.

Besides Yeddyurappa, the complaint mentions his son and Lok Sabha member B.Y. Raghavendra, state BJP president K.S. Eshwarappa, Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje, Home and Transport Minister R. Ashoka, Major and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani and legislators S.N. Krishnaiah Shetty, Hemachandra Sagar, M.P. Kumaraswamy and Bharathi Shetty as those involved in the scandals.

Congress leaders V.S. Ugrappa and B.L. Shankar, who submitted the complaint, told reporters that it contains documents regarding denotification of land by KIADB and allotment of sites by BDA, flouting norms.

Ugrappa said the scandals amount to thousands of crores as hundreds of acres of land have been denotified in and around Bangalore after BJP came to power in May 2008.

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