Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) working president Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday demanded the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement of Directorate (ED) and Income-Tax (I-T) Departments to file cases against BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa for claiming to have certain information on the findings of the inquiries being conducted by these agencies against Congress leaders and ministers.
Speaking with media persons here, Dinesh Gundu Rao said that Yeddyurappa has been busy in issuing statements on the imminent resignation of few ministers in the state due to the findings of the probe conducted by these agencies. “I want to know how Yeddyurappa was privy to the outcome of the probes conducted by the Central investigative agencies. Let Yeddyurappa make it public if he has any information on the money laundering by some ministers or Congress leaders. If he has no such information, I want the Central agencies file cases against him for making false claims,’’ Rao said.
He alleged that Yeddyurappa was the beneficiary of the CBI’s apathy in a corruption case. “The CBI has become a tool for Narendra Modi Government to protect BJP leaders and target Opposition parties. Yeddyurappa was benefited from the CBI since it did not take measures to appeal against his acquittal in a corruption case. All of us are aware how Yeddyurappa had received crores of rupees from a private company. The payment was made through a bank cheque yet the CBI failed to prove the charges against Yeddyurappa,’’ he said.
No raids in BJP-ruled states
Blaming Narendra Modi for misusing the Income-Tax department, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the KPCC working president said that most of the Income-Tax raids were conducted in Congress and other political parties-ruled states. “Why was there no I-T raid in Maharashtra? Is there no black money in Maharashtra or in other states where BJP is in power? The BJP is targeting Opposition parties-ruled states by misusing the Central agencies,’’ he said.
KPCC to come to streets
Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not giving an appointment to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to discuss important issues such as Mahadayi river dispute and drought relief, the KPCC working president demanded the prime minister to give an appointment to the chief minister without any delay. “Our chief minister wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an appointment to discuss important issues pertaining to Karnataka but in vain. Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had also advised the prime minister to give an appointment to the chief minister but nothing has happened until now. Recently, the prime minister has readily agreed to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam within a few days of seeking an appointment. I consider BJP government at the Centre as a curse to Karnataka. The members of KPCC will come to the streets to protest if the prime minister continues to delay in giving an appointment to our chief minister,’’ he said.
RBI is Reverse Bank of India
Coming down heavily for creating problems for common man by issuing statements on policy matters on day to day basis, the KPCC working president has described the Reserve Bank of India as the Reverse Bank of India. “The RBI has changed its statements more than 120 times in 43 days. Today also, the RBI has issued a statement, which is confusing the public on the status of KYC accounts and other accounts. The demonetization process that was initiated without making necessary arrangements will have an adverse impact on the country’s economy,’’ he said.