BJP accuses Karnataka government of 'misusing' authority to implicate its leaders

BJP accuses Karnataka government of 'misusing' authority to implicate its leaders

Summary: He filed the petition in the Karnataka High Court yesterday after the ACB had summoned him to appear before it. Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has moved the high court, seeking quashing of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) proceedings against him in connection with an alleged illegal land denotification.

The memorandum makes explosive allegations on the Congress government and states that the political advisor to the Home Minister and a close aide of CM Siddramaiah, Kempaiah and MN Reddi, DGP ABC had "misused their power" and resorted to "wire-tapping political opponents".

Maintaining that the Government will not intervene in the ACB probe, Siddharamaiah dismissed allegations that he was practising politics of hatred by falsely implicating Opposition leaders.

BJP Yuvamorcha president L R Mahadevaswamy and party workers were present.

Ananth Kumar, Jagadish Shettar, K.S. Eshwarappa and other senior leaders of the BJP submitted the memorandum to Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday.

In addition, the second accused in the FIRs, the then Special Land Acquisition Officer of the BDA, H Basavarajendra, said he had been pressurised by ACB investigators to accuse Mr Yeddyurappa of wrong-doing.

According to the report, only 18 per cent of the voters are satisfied with the Congress government in the State and 46 per cent consider, Siddaramaiah as the most popular chief minister that the Karnataka has seen in the recent past. Yeddyurappa said that the corruption case against him is bogus and is just a part of political vendetta against him.

The leaders also accused CM Siddharamaiah of witch-hunting Opposition leaders.

On Thursday, a day before the BJP was to initiate a weeklong agitation for the removal of allegedly tainted ministers like energy minister D.K. Shivakumar, the ACB registered an FIR based on a private complaint.