Shivamogga: Former Home Minister, Araga Jnanendra, has called for an investigation into a video involving Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s son, Yatindra Siddaramaiah. The video, raising questions about Yatindra’s role in government affairs, has sparked concerns about potential power misuse.
Addressing the media in Tirthahalli, Jnanendra stressed the importance of transparency and accountability. He urged a thorough inquiry into the video’s content, questioning Yatindra Siddaramaiah’s actions and the influence he may exert in the captured mobile conversation. Jnanendra noted that while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has the authority to govern, concerns arise when his son appears to impact government affairs.
In a separate statement, former ministers and BJP leaders R. Ashok, Dr. C. N. Ashwatthanarayan, and Kota Srinivasa Pujari called for legal action against Yatindra Siddaramaiah. They asserted that the video demonstrates Yatindra exercising the Chief Minister’s power, raising concerns about authority misuse in the government. Opposition leaders criticized the Congress government, alleging minimal development work in the six months since coming to power. Former ministers questioned the government’s efficacy, comparing its performance to BJP’s tenure. BJP leaders demanded accountability and a thorough investigation into Yatindra Siddaramaiah’s video.
In response, Congress leaders urged caution, emphasizing the need for a fair and unbiased inquiry. While acknowledging the matter’s seriousness, they stressed the importance of following proper legal procedures before drawing conclusions. The political developments surrounding the video heightened tensions between the ruling Congress party and the BJP, both demanding clarity and accountability.