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BJP MLC releases 'proof' against Kumaraswamy

August 23, 2006 15:02 IST

A snowballing controversy over mining in Karnataka's Bellary district erupted on Wednesday, as Bharatiya Janata Party MLC Janardhan  Reddy released a CD which contains phone conversations, which he claims will prove that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his associates accepted  bribes worth Rs 150 crore from mining companies.

The CD was screened for the press in Bellary on Wednesday afternoon.

Reddy also cited cheque numbers to prove that Kumaraswamy has been routing money through his sister-in-law's account and buying property in relatives' names. He has filed a case against the chief minister, former deputy chief minister M P Prakash and Forest Minister Chennygappa.

Ironically, the BJP runs a coalition government with Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal (Secular). Reddy's allegations have sent the Karnataka government into a tizzy. He first made accusations against the chief minister in July, when the Bellary SP was transferred.

The iron ore mining industry in Bellary has been booming and Reddy claims to have evidence of the chief minister and his family's involvement in illegal mining outfits.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Kumar swamy

Kumar swamy should and face an judicial enquiry against him. Everyone are in confusion If currupt people should rule our state Devegouda is not born ...

Posted by Nagappa

Sub: regarding reddys proof

we are belive in the redyy,s proof,it is imosible to make deposit to 1 to 25 crs money within in a month in concerned devgowds ...

Posted by Anand G.V

Sub: mine scandal against Mr. HDK

A well known party like the BJP which dedicated to the nation, should come out of the coalition & opt for the mid-term poll. Suspension ...

Posted by jagadeesh h r

Sub: bribary charges against HDK

Coaliation partner BJP should come out of the govt. and should go for elections or HDK and chennigappa should resign. If not finally accept CBI ...

Posted by balaji

Sub: Kumaraswamy accepting bribe

It is an open secret that Indian politicians are currupt without an exception. Today Karnataka people are down with shame that their Chief Minister who ...

Posted by P R Nayak



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