BENGALURU: JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Monday dismissed allegations that he encroached 200 acres in Bidadi, saying this was a tactic to divert attention from the seizure of money at the Vidhana Soudha recently.
Kumaraswamy, who is back from another visit to the US, alleged that the state government was protecting BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, and documents related to the Bidadi land were made available to S R Hiremath of the Samaj Parivartana Samudaya by officials themselves, who wanted him to raise the issue.
Hiremath had accused Kumaraswamy of encroaching 200 acres at Ketaganahalli in Bidadi. Kumaraswamy claimed that he owned only 46.27 acres at Ketaganahalli and the rights of the land lay with his son Nikhil.
Accusing the Congress and BJP of having an internal agreement, he challenged the government to prove the charges against him. “If they are so certain about the illegality then why have they not issued any orders for my arrest? This is just to divert all the attention from the money that had been seized. What action has the government taken on the money that was recovered?” he asked.