BJP MLC G Madhusudan, who first blew the lid off the illegal land conversion issue, has demanded a CBI or Lokayukta inquiry into the matter.
He told reporters here on Monday that it has been proved beyond doubt that the then deputy commissioner P S Vastrad had passed illegal orders for conversion of 2,000 acres of prime land at the foot of Chamundi Hills. “It is difficult to believe that only the DC was behind it. The role of the land mafia and politicians cannot be ruled out. There is suspicion even on District Minister S A Ramdas,” he said. He stressed that only an inquiry by a reliable agency can bring out the truth.
Madhusudan said that he will think of filing a private complaint with the Lokayukta if the government does not hand over the case to the Lokayukta or CBI.
Stating that the land scam which is over `10,000 crore, is bigger that the helicopter scam which is only `360 crore, he questioned why all the parties, including the BJP, are silent over this issue. He lambasted KJP leader V Dhananjay Kumar for his statement that former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda would join the JD(S). “He should not resort to character assassination,” he added.