'Probe must in JD-S, BJP corruption charges'

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Mysore, Dec 14: Former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramiah today demanded an inquiry into the corruption charges levelled against previous coalition partners Janata Dal(S) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the State.

Talking to newspersons here, he said both the BJP and JD(S), including former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, had levelled corruption charges against each other and only a through inquiry could reveal the facts. Mr Yeddyurappa and Mr Kumaraswamy should prove their allegations against each other with relevant documents before the people, he added.

Mr Siddaramiah alleged that the BJP and the JD(S) were misleading the people on corruption at various levels. They should urge Governor Rameshwar Thakur to take steps against corruption charges levelled by them, he added.

He said Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) was also planning to demand a CBI inquiry on the misdeeds of the previous JD(S)-BJP Coalition Government. If the Congress captures power in the State, it would order an inquiry into the alleged misdeeds of the previous Government, he added.

Mr Siddaramiah said there was no sympathy wave for BJP in the State. The party would not win more than 50 seats in the coming assembly elections in the State, while JD(S) would pale into insignificance, he added.

He said only the Congress was capable of delivering the goods in the State.

On the JD(S) rebel leader M P Prakash and other leaders joining the Congress, he said KPCC President Mallikarjuna Kharge and former Chief Minister Dharam Singh, would also welcome leaders from other parties.


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