No role in ACB case against Yeddyurappa: Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched various development works worth ₹773 crores at the newly built Glass House in Tumakuru on Saturday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched various development works worth ₹773 crores at the newly built Glass House in Tumakuru on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reiterated that he had no role in the FIR registered by the Anti Corruption Bureau against former Chief Minister and BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa.

Mr. Yeddyurappa has been accused of dropping 257 acres from the preliminary notification of the layout bypassing the denotified committee approval, allegedly misusing his official position and ignoring the adverse reports submitted by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).

Mr. Yeddyurappa recently said that he would send Mr. Siddaramaiah to jail. Taking a dig at him, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that everyone was equal before law and those who have erred have to face the consequences.

Indira Canteens

The chief minister said no parks or playgrounds had been encroached by the government to set up the Indira Canteens in Bengaluru. He said the BJP leaders were unnecessarily levelling allegations on the state government regarding encroachment of public spaces for setting up the canteens.

“The government is doing its best to fight hunger and make food available to the poor at an affordable rate. The BJP is ‘anti-poor’ and hence, they are not appreciating the pro-poor measures taken by the government,” he said.

Mr. Siddaramaiah exhorted people to “teach a lesson” to the opposition parties that were against the ‘pro-poor’ schemes, such as Anna Bhagya and Indira Canteens, of the state government.

He invited the BJP for a public debate on the achievements of the NDA government over the past three years, the state government’s over the past four years and the achievements of the BJP government in the state.

Mr. Siddaramaiah launched various development works worth ₹773 crores in Tumakuru on Saturday at newly built Glass House.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs and distict in-charge T.B. Jayachandra, MLA Rafiq Ahmed, MP S.P. Muddahanumegowda were present.

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