KPCC seeks judicial probe into Deve Gowda's 'wealth'

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Bangalore, Sep 27 (UNI) Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Mallikarjuna Kharge today demanded an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court into allegations of amassing wealth against former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) President H D Deve Gowda and his family members.

Talking to reporters here, he said Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy should either challenge the allegations levelled by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Managing Director Ashok Kheny or quit office.

''Only a judicial inquiry can bring out the truth,'' Mr Kharge noted.

The KPCC chief said the Congress would submit a memorandum to the Governor soon, detailing the lapses committed by the JD(S)-BJP Coalition Government and the deteriorating law and order situation leading to 'jungle rule' in the state in the past 20 months.

Stating Karnataka was going the Bihar and Orissa way, he said the Bellary incident and murder charges against the Chief Minister were of concrern to the common man.

Both the JD (S) and BJP had no right to remain in power if they could not give good governance to the people, he added.


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