Cong leader demands CBI inquiry into JD(S)-BJP 'scams'

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Bangalore, Nov 24 (UNI) Congress leader Janardhana Poojary today urged the Karnataka Governor to order a CBI inquiry into the reported stashing of thousands of crores of rupees by the JD(S) and BJP leaders during 20-month coalition rule in the state.

Addressing news persons here the Rajya Sabha member said after pulling the legs of each others, both JD(S) and the BJP leaders were now indulged in hurling corruption charges.

"To unravel the truth and punish the guilty, I urge Mr Rameshwar Thakur to order for inquiries both by the CBI and as well as a Judicial probe into the swindling of large amount of public money by the two parties," he said.

The proclamation bill of imposing President's rule in Karnataka would come up for discussion at Rajya Sabha on Monday and he would raise the issue of corruption charges. "I will also demand for Judicial inquiry into the corruption charges," he stated.

While ridiculing BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa for crying foul over the ditching by the JD(S) that resulted in bringing down the first ever BJP government in the state, Mr Poojary said that BJP also played same dirty tricks in bringing down Congress-led coalition government in January 2006. "The BJP leaders are living in fools paradise and looking forward for sympathy wave to come back to power in the coming elections," he said.

He said there was no confusion within Congress over the issue of dissolution of the assembly. KPCC president Mallikarjuna Kharge and also party High Command had categorically mentioned that Congress was in favour of seeking fresh mandate. "There is no change in our stand" he said.


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