'CM Protecting the Corrupt for Power'

Published: 18th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th January 2015 04:45 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Coming down heavily on the state government for transferring Lokayukta SP Dr B A Mahesh, JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of “protecting the corrupt in the party (Congress) to remain in power.”

The state government on Friday effected IPS transfers, including that of Mahesh, who was handling sensitive cases. Mahesh has been shunted out by the CM  to protect Congress MLA Munirathna Naidu, whose house was raided recently by the Lokayukta police, Gowda told reporters on Saturday.

Gowda said Siddaramaiah has never raised his voice against the corrupt.

He said the CM has maintained silence over the demand made by freedom fighter H S Doreswamy seeking the removal of Energy Minister D K Shivakumar over his alleged role in the Shanthinagar Housing Cooperative Society scam.   

 He said he has convened  a party workers’ convention on Sunday and added that JD(S) would launch a membership drive from Bengaluru on January 24. “We have set a target to register a minimum of 20,000 members in each of the 224 Assembly constituencies,” he added. H D Deve Gowda said that his party would soon vacate the Race Course Road party office in Bengaluru. The Supreme Court had asked the party to vacate the building and return it to KPCC.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp