Minister for Health and Family Welfare Aravind Limbavali said here on Friday that the complaint filed against him with the Lokayukta for allegedly showing official favours to real estate firms to facilitate illegal constructions in Bangalore was politically motivated.

“It seems [like] a political act. Somebody must have filed the complaint only because it is election time,” he told journalists here.

He said he had favoured road-widening for the public good. “Is favouring road-widening itself is illegal? Let the court decide it,” he added.

To a question, he defended BJP State unit president K.S. Eshwarappa’s for warning disciplinary action against party leaders who attend the proposed Karnataka Janata Paksha’s rally in Haveri next month.

“Member of a political party taking part in the rally of another party amounts to anti-party activity. Mr. Eshwarappa is right in warning such leaders of serious action,” he said.

Mr. Limbavali said the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa should do a rethink on his decision to join the KJP.