Taking the opposition parties head on, a combative Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said defamation suits would be slapped against JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy and leader of opposition Congress in the Assembly Siddaramaiah for levelling "false allegations" against him.
Minutes after Kumaraswamy addressed a press conference in New Delhi targeting him, Yeddyurappa told reporters here that he would file the case. He dismissed the allegations of Kumaraswamy, son of JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda, as "baseless" and "not true" lacking any valid evidence.
Yeddyurappa said he would issue a detailed press release tomorrow (to rebut the charges) or at the earliest.
The chief minister also announced that a "charge sheet" against Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy and their family members would be released in New Delhi in two-three days.
He said defamation case would also be filed against Siddaramaiah, who had alleged yesterday that Yeddyurappa and his family members have evaded income tax to the tune of Rs 339.54 crore and urged the Centre to institute a probe.