Yeddyurappa freed land to favour his sons: JDS
Opposition JDS today said it would raise in Parliament the alleged land scams during the BS Yeddyurappa regime, as it charged the Chief Minister with favouring his family in the allotment.india Updated: Nov 17, 2010 16:14 IST
Opposition JDS on Wednesday said it would raise in Parliament the alleged land scams during the BS Yeddyurappa regime, as it charged the Chief Minister with favouring his family in the allotment.
JDS state unit president and Lok Sabha member HD Kumaraswamy alleged that the scams are estimated to be between Rs 5,000 crore and Rs 6,000 crore during Yeddyurappa's tenure.
JDS would seek time in Parliament to raise the issue of scams, he said, adding he will stage a dharna if the demand was not granted.
"I don't mind being evicted (from Lok Sabha) also. There is no question of going back. We will take it to its logical end," the former Chief Minister said.
While BJP leaders raised the telecom and Adarsh society scams aggressively in Parliament, he wanted to know their stand and "yardstick" vis-a-vis "Karnataka land scams".
He alleged that while Yeddyurappa denotified land to favour his sons, his predecessors did it as per law and not to benefit their family.
Kumaraswamy charged that Yeddyurappa's son Raghavendra had secured a Bangalore Development Authority site by filing a false affidavit.
He released certain documents vis-a-vis denotification during his tenure and said his actions were as per law and he had not shown any favour to his family members.
On the Chief Minister's announcement that an enquiry can be conducted by a retired Supreme Court judge into land allotted for industrial projects and denotification of land for the past 10 years, he said there was no need for the probe as documents prove land scam charges during the BJP tenure.
First Published: Nov 17, 2010 15:48 IST