Governor urged to order CBI probe into corruption charges

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

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Poojary said ''to unravel the truth and punish the guilty, I urge Mr Rameshwar Thakur to order both CBI and judicial probe into the alleged corruption charges.'' ''The Proclamation Bill on imposing President's rule in Karnataka will come up for discussion in Rajya Sabha on November 26. I will raise the issue of corruption charges and demand a judicial inquiry into it,'' he said.

Stating that BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa was 'crying foul' over the ditching by the JD(S), Mr Poojary alleged that ''the BJP played the same dirty tricks to bring down the Congress-led coalition government in January 2006. The BJP leaders are living in fools paradise and are looking forward for a sympathy wave to come back to power in the coming elections.'' He said there was no confusion within the Congress over the issue of dissolution of the Assembly.

KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge and Congress High Command had categorically stated that the party was in favour of seeking fresh mandate, he added.

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