Cong seeks resignation of Karnataka CM Yediyurappa in housing corruption allegations against his kin

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The Karnataka Congress mounted attack on the ruling BJP and questioned the silence of prime minister and other senior party leaders

The Congress sought judicial probe into the allegations against the family members of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in connection with a housing project in Bengaluru and asked him to step down on moral grounds.

The Karnataka Congress mounted attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned the silence of prime minister and other senior party leaders.

Congress senior leader and spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi alleged that the BJP government in Karnataka is mired in corruption and tainted leaders are ruling the roost, reported PTI.

He also questioned the "silence" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president J P Nadda over the reported allegations of corruption and kickbacks against the son, son-in-law, and grandson of Yediyurappa.

"If the chief minister has the slightest sense of shame, he must resign or be sacked," Singhvi said.

Yediyurappa had termed the corruption allegations as baseless and challenged the Congress to prove the charges when Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaya raised the allegations against the chief minister.

Sanghvi alleged that the allegation is related to a Rs 662-crore construction of an apartment project in Bengaluru and claimed media reports have "disclosed direct involvement of close relatives like son, son-in-law and grandson in corruption and bribery in connection with the project".

The Congress leader cited a purported communication between a close relative of Yediyurappa and another person referring to a bribe paid by a contractor to a top Bengaluru Development Authority official.

With inputs from agency

Image credit: The New Indian Express

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