Yeddyurappa's aide slams Gowda family

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa
Bangalore, June 4: An aide of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today (June 4) asked former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and his family to disclose the source of funding in the 25 private companies which they "floated for investment".

"These 25 companies came into existence from the year Deve Gowda became chief minister and more were established when his son H D Kumaraswamy ruled the state," B J Puttaswamy, political secretary to the chief minister told reporters.

The Gowda family set up these firms to convert black money into white, he charged and questioned the magnitude of investments allegedly made by the family which "just owned three acres".

Gowda''s family has purchased 231 acres in and around Bangalore, Puttaswamy alleged, adding, he would soon release "documentary evidence" on purchase of at least 110 acres.

He slammed Congress and JDS for boycotting the Legislature session demanding resignation of Speaker K G Bopaiah and Yeddyurappa over the "strictures" passed by the Supreme Court while setting aside the disqualification of 16 MLAs.

"Strictures have been passed against Chief Ministers earlier including S M Krishna. Did anyone resign," Puttaswamy asked.

PTI

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