‘I am Ready for International-level inquiry on phone tapping charges’ – H D Kumaraswamy
Udupi: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said, “Let there be an international-level inquiry on phone tapping charges against me. I am ready to face any investigation into the alleged phone tapping case which will now be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). I am ready to face any investigation into the telephone tapping issue”.
Speaking at a press meet at the circuit house Udupi on Sunday, August 18 Kumaraswamy said, “There is a propaganda by the electronic media in which they will not succeed. I have not done anything wrong in the last 14 months of my administration. I have not taken any bribe through cheques like the BJP leaders”.
Yeddyurappa says that on the advice of former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah the phone tapping case was given to the CBI. I congratulate Yeddyurappa for hearing the advice of former CM Siddaramaiah. The same former minister has also demanded to investigate the Operation Kamala case through CBI. Is Yeddyurappa ready to do that? questioned Kumaraswamy.
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa led BJP government failed to rescue and rehabilitate the people who have lost everything and suffered a lot in the recent floods in the state. Around 1,024 villages in 80 taluks of 17 districts have been affected due to the floods caused by incessant rains in the region.
Kumaraswamy also blamed the Centre for not releasing enough funds for the state and showing step-motherly treatment. “The funds that have already been released are not sufficient even for first-aid”, he said.