BJP Misusing Raj Bhavan Over Arkavathy, Says CM

Published: 15th January 2015 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2015 05:58 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday accused the BJP of trying to misuse the office of the governor to destabilise his government.

Expressing displeasure over the opposition BJP’s attempts to corner him over the alleged Arkavathy land denotification scam, the chief minister said, “BJP appears inclined to misuse the office of the governor.”

cm.jpgReplying to a specific question about BJP’s plans to approach Governor Vajubhai Vala to seek sanction for his prosecution, Siddaramaiah said he is “ready to face this political challenge from the BJP.” BJP is blowing the Arkavathy issue out of proportion, he said and suspected political motive behind the entire episode.

“The denotifications have been done in accordance with legal provisions and no land has been denotified illegally. I have nothing to fear,” he said.

Earlier in the day, BJP top brass held a marathon meeting to discuss the party’s future course of action over launching a legal battle against the chief minister in the Arkavathy row. 

The meet was attended by several BJP leaders, including party state unit president Prahlad Joshi, Opposition Leader in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar and former minister V Somanna.

“We have discussed the issue with our legal advisors... Our next move will include petitioning the governor seeking sanction for prosecution and all other options. We will announce our decision soon,” Shettar said.


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