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CM has no right to continue in office - Siddaramaiah

CM has no right to continue in office - Siddaramaiah


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, November 26: Alleging that CM B. S. Yeddyurappa is involved in several land scams and illegal denotification of sites, Siddaramaiah, the leader of the opposition in legislative assembly, said that the CM has no moral right to continue in office till the Lokayukta completes its investigation. He was addressing reporters at a press meet held at the office of the district Congress on Nov 26, Friday. The CM should resign in order to facilitate fair investigation, he added.

 

Siddaramaiah press meet nov 26

 

Stating that the CM has as good as admitted his guilt and involvement in various land scams by agreeing for a Lokayukta investigation, Siddaramaiah said that no previous CM, even from the BJP, was involved in a scam of such magnitude. Although he has admitted his wrongdoings, the BJP high command has not taken any action against him, said Siddaramaiah.

Continuing his tirade against the CM and the BJP government, he said that the CM is not in favour of another enquiry, which is against the Enquiry Commission Act. Accusing the CM of attempting to fool the people of Karnataka, he said that the BJP is following double standards and has caused a lot of loss to the state.

Alleging that the state government is playing dirty tricks, he said that the government must implement the provision of reservation for Dalits and members of minority communities, considering the fact that there are 109 seats in Zilla Panchayat and 482 seats in Taluk Panchayat. Informing that a caste census was conducted in 1931, he said that there will be another caste census in 2011, adding that the government should have done this before, but has failed to because the CM is terrified of providing benefits for the minorities.

He told reporters that he had given Rs. 2 crore and sanctioned Rs. 21 crore for the development of the backward classes when he was the finance minister.

MLA Ramanath Rai, M. G. Hegde, Ivan D’Souza, Vinay Kumar Sorake, B. A. Moideen Bawa, Shashidhar Hegde, Ashraf, and other leaders were also present during the press conference.


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