Citing media stories, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday alleged that the BJP authorities in Karnataka is ‘engulfed within the clutches of corruption with dented, tainted leaders ruling the roost’

File picture of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. PTI

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday attacked the BJP over reported allegations of corruption against some relations of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in reference to a housing mission and demanded a time-certain judicial probe into the matter.

When Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah had made the allegations against the chief minister within the Karnataka Assembly final month, Yediyurappa had dismissed them as “baseless” and challenged the Congress chief to show the costs.

Citing media reports, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday alleged that the BJP authorities in Karnataka is “engulfed in the clutches of corruption with dented, tainted leaders ruling the roost”.

“If the chief minister has the slightest sense of shame, he must resign or be sacked,” Singhvi mentioned.

He additionally questioned the “silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP president JP Nadda over the reported allegations of corruption and kickbacks against the son, son-in-regulation, and grandson of Yediyurappa.

The matter pertains to a Rs 662-crore building of an house mission in Bengaluru, Singhvi mentioned and claimed media stories have “disclosed direct involvement of close relatives like son, son-in-law and grandson in corruption and bribery in connection with the project”.

“It has shocked the consciousness of the entire country, but it appears that the BJP has no conscience,” Singhvi mentioned.

The Congress chief cited a purported communication between an in depth relative of Yediyurappa and one other particular person referring to a bribe paid by a contractor to a prime Bengaluru Development Authority official.

Singhvi claimed that a further bribe was sought and paid by shell firms in Kolkata.

He mentioned the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act have to be invoked and the allegations probed.

“The most remarkable and virtually admitted allegations of unabashed corruption and we don’t even find a criminal investigation,” Singhvi mentioned, including that even an FIR was not filed over it.

“We demand…appoint a sitting Supreme Court (judge) or a sitting Chief Justice of a High Court as an inquirer for two months,” he mentioned. “This is “fraud, fakeness and fiddling” which has made BJP a party of “jugglers” who are indulging in “jiggery-pokery”,” he mentioned in a swipe on the ruling get together.

The Congress has been accusing the Yediyurappa authorities of indulging in corruption, a cost it has categorically denied.

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