Mangaluru, Nov 15, 2017: Expelled Congressman Harikrishna Bantwal who is now with the BJP has once again reiterated his earlier allegation that DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai has grabbed government land at Kallige. He also stated that he would lodge a Lokayukta and ACB complaint against Rai.
Speaking to reporters here on November 15, Wednesday, Harikrishna Bantwal, alleged that Rai had encroached 10 acres out of the 28 acres government land in Survey No. 97/1 in Kallige village of Bantwal taluk. The Deputy Commissioner should investigate the case, Harikrishna Bantwal said and added that he would lodge a complaint with the Lokayukta who would be visiting the district on November 17.
On the clarification issued by Ramanatha Rai denying the land grab allegations, Harikrishna Bantwal said Rai has given as ‘escaping’ reply.