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Congress dares PM Modi to get Yeddyurappa raided

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The Congress has dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the premises of top BJP leaders like B S Yeddyurappa checked by the Income Tax department instead of levelling allegations against its leaders.

Randeep Singh Surjewala

"We challenge the Prime Minister. Get the premises of all these leaders (Yeddyurappa and Reddy brothers) checked, instead of levelling allegations which have no foundation, for he has run out of steam," party spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters.

Surjewala questioned why the I-T department should conduct raid on a resort at Badami targetting Siddaramaiah who is contesting from there, apart from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru.

He alleged that the Prime Minister does not act with regard to Yeddyurappa, against whom as many as 15 cases of corruption are pending before the Supreme Court.
The Prime Minister also does not act against mining baron Reddy brothers who are accused of looting and plundering the state of Rs 35,000 crore of illegal iron ore by withdrawing cases against him, Surjewala said.

"You have withdrawn six cases against Reddy brothers, who are actors of your (Modi) movie, for you have leased out BJP to the gang of Reddy brothers in Karnataka....," he said.

Karnataka Assembly Election dates
Date of notification April 17
Last date to file nominations April 24
Last date to withdraw nominations April 27
Date of polling May 12
Date of counting May 15

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