Alleging huge discrepancies in the property declared earlier by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, the Dharwad District Citizens Welfare Forum has urged him to disclose his assets afresh.
Forum founder president and advocate Manoj Hangal told reporters on Saturday that Shettar possessed assets worth Rs 64 lakh in 2004, however by 2008, the property owned by his family stood at nearly Rs 1.29 crore.
He accused Shettar of mobilising assets through illegal means and undervaluing his properties in Hubli and Bangalore. Hangal, who has announced that he would contest against Shettar in the Assembly poll, said the BJP had decided to face the upcoming election under the leadership of Shettar and demanded that the RSS should clear the air over the issue.
Asking Shettar to disclose all his assets in 15 days, he accused the CM of intentionally erring while declaring the value of his residence at Dollars Colony in Banglore at Rs 40 lakh. Even the deposit in the bank account of Shettars’ son, who was 21 years old in 2008, was shown as Rs 11.35 lakh, he said.
Arvind Meti of the Satyashodhana Samiti alleged that a relative of the CM had purchased land notified by Karnataka Housing Board at Amargol in Hubli. He said that he would come out with the documents shortly.