BENGALURU: The JD(S) has demanded that Energy Minister D K Shivakumar step down as the chairman of the House Committee probing the alleged irregularities in power purchase in the state.
“Justice cannot be expected when the minister (Shivakumar) himself is heading the committee,” former energy minister and JD(S) MLA H D Revanna told reporters here on Wednesday.
He said he had written a letter to Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa in this regard. Revanna also demanded that Thimmappa either keep Shivakumar out of the panel or dissolve the panel.
Taking a dig at the state government for load shedding, he said, “Power situation in the rural parts of the state is worse under the Congress regime.” He also charged that the state government was showing undue favour by agreeing to pay more for the power purchased from UPCL.
Gets New Office Space
The BBMP has allotted land to the JD(S) to house its office. The Supreme Court had asked the party to vacate its current office on Race Course Road and hand it over to the Congress. The deadline given by the apex court to the party to vacate its office ended Wednesday.
According to party sources, BBMP has leased the land near Chowdiah Memorial Hall to the JD(S) at an annual rent of `1,000.