BSY refutes charge of receiving Rs 20 cr for sanctioning land to JSW

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June 18, 2019

Bengaluru, Jun 18: In continuing war of words with Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy over the JSW Steel land issue, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa Tuesday accused the former of trying to mislead people by uttering lies.

A day after Kumaraswamy raked up allegations against Yeddyurappa that he had received Rs 20 crore from the company when he was the chief minister during 2008-11, the BJP leader said he and his family members had been cleared of the charges by a CBI court in the case.

"Either the Chief Minister of Karnataka is lying or ignorant or both. It a well-known fact that CBI court cleared me and my family members of blatantly false, politically motivated charges that were heaped on us," he tweeted.

The CBI court in its October 26, 2016 verdict had acquitted Yeddyurappa, his sons, son-in-law and nine others in thecorruption case filed against them over alleged receipt of Rs 20 crore.

The BJP had been attacking the Congress-JDS coalition government over May 27 Cabinet decision to convert the lease of 3,667 acres of land in Ballari to JSW Steel into sale, in accordance with the initial agreement.

The party held a three-day long sit-in last week and attempted to lay siege to the residence of Kumaraswamy on Sunday over the issue even as the state cabinet decided to refer the decision to a sub-committee for reconsideration.

While criticising Yeddyurappa for not responding to his offer of talks on the issue and going ahead with its protest, Kumaraswamy Monday alleged the BJP leader had taken Rs 20 crore cheque from the same Jindal company while in power.

"Why did Jindal give him Rs 20 crore cheque? Whether it was Yeddyurappa or who did the lease-cum-sale for Jindal? Who signed it? So I invited them, lets not discuss on streets, come lets discuss. Still my government is open (for discussion)," he had added.

Hitting back, Yeddyurappa said Kumaraswamy was trying to mislead the people.

"Failing to have answers to the day light robbery of ourfarmers' lands, a panicked CM is trying to mislead the people with more lies and false accusations," he tweeted.

The cabinet decision to sell the land has run into opposition from senior Congress leader H K Patil also.

Congress Hospet MLA Anand Singh Tuesday opposed the sale of the land, saying it was against the interest of the people of the region.

"The government should stop giving lands to companies through lease cum sale deed. If such decisions were taken in the past, the government should annul it," he told reporters in Ballari.

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January 9,2021

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Kasaragod, Jan 9: Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) on Friday asked the district Collector, who is also the returning officer, to submit a report on a complaint by the presiding officer in the recently held local body poll accusing the Uduma MLA of threatening him if he resisted the bogus voting.

The presiding officer Prof K M Sreekumar was on duty at the GLP school in nearby Chekapara-Kizhakkebhagam on December 14 for the LB election.

In his complaint to the SEC few days ago, Prof Sreekumar had alleged that the MLA K Kunhiraman had threatened him that his legs will be chopped off if he dared to question the bogus voting during the election.

Prof Sreekumar, who himself is a leftist and the President of the Peelicode unit of the Teacher's Organisation of Kerala Agricultural University, has also alleged that there were only CPI-M agents at the polling booth.

The CPI-M block panchayat candidate K Manikandan first intervened in identifying the voter and later the MLA, the complainant alleged.

But the MLA threatened me when we prevented same voters who casted their votes returned to cast bogus votes, Prof.Sreekumar alleged in his complaint.

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January 8,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 8: The Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to withdraw the proposed hike in electricity tariff by Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (MESCOM).

In a letter to the Chief Minister, KCCI President Isaac Vas said MESCOM's decision to hike power tariff by Rupee One per unit was 'shocking',the move will badly affect the consumers of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Shivamogga districts.

He said that the increase will be a blow to the MSME sector, the second-largest employment generator after agriculture and acts as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and innovators with considerable support in strengthening business ecosystems.

He said that in Dakshina Kannada alone, over one lakh people are employed in this sector, while the large industries employ less than 10,000 people. The countrywide lockdown dragged MSME owners, employees and other stakeholders to unexpected repulsions.

After the lockdown, MSMEs face challenges relating to debt repayments, wages and salaries, and statutory dues. The MSME sector will completely collapse if the tariff hike is implemented, he said.

The KCCI requested that MESCOM reduce its distribution losses and overheads instead of putting an additional burden on the consumers.

MSMEs are struggling to revive operations after the pandemic and the severe slowdown in the economy, he added.

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January 14,2021

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Mysuru, Jan 14: Former Karnataka chief minister and Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah on Thursday challenged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to file a criminal case in connection with allegations that the he gave ministerial berths to those who blackmailed him with secret information on CDs.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, he said, "If the CD allegation is false, then let the Chief Minister file a criminal case."

Senior BJP member Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, who has been critical of Yediyurapa’s style of functioning, had alleged that a few were made Cabinet Ministers yesterday as they blackmailed the CM with a CD full of secret information.

"BJP leaders have themselves alleged that the Yediyurappa was blackmailed over Cabinet ministers' post, which means there is something and the truth must come out," Siddaramaiah said.

“Yediyurappa has made three legislators, including his political secretary, ministers. All three were blackmailing the Chief Minister through his relative using some secret CDs. The political secretary who was made a minister today, apart from CD blackmail, had paid an undisclosed amount of money to CM’s son B Y Vijayendra," Yatnal had said.

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