Under attack by opposition parties’ for alleged nepotism in land allotment made; Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday said he would launch an advertisement blitzkrieg to expose “misdeeds” of his detractors, particularly JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda and his sons.
“From tomorrow, I will publish all misdeeds, irregularities and frauds committed by opposition parties, particularly by Deve Gowda and his sons by way advertisements in all papers utilising money from the party and my own”, Mr. Yeddyurappa told reporters at his home town Shikaripura near here.
An agitated Mr. Yeddyurappa, who managed to prevail over BJP high command to let him continue in office after coming close to losing the job over the alleged land scams, hit out at Mr. Gowda and his sons saying “a Nobel Prize should be awarded to Gowda family for their unlimited frauds and irregularities”.
“I will not rest till I expose Gowda and his sons’ misdeeds and bring it to the notice of people even during the coming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections”, he said Mr. Gowda’s son and former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy had released a series of documents in support of his allegations against Mr. Yeddyurappa and his sons in land scams and money transactions.
Mr. Yeddyurappa alleged Mr. Kumaraswamy and his brother H.D. Revanna, a former minister, had denotified several acres of land in Ramnagara and in Holenarsipur and had transferred these to their relatives during JD(S) rule.
He accused Mr. Kumarswamy of having acquired several properties in benami names and vowed to bring all of them into public domain shortly.
Mr. Yeddyurappa maintained the allegations levelled against him and his family by Congress and JD(S) were “totally false and malicious“.
He refused to react to Lokayukta Santosh Hegde’s statement taking a swipe at his government for ordering the judicial probe into land denotification without securing his consent.