Arkavathy Row: Have Done No Wrong, Says CM

Published: 23rd January 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

MYSURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday denied having denotified any land in the contentious Arkavathy Layout in Bengaluru.

“I have not denotified even one gunta of land.... I don’t need lessons from those who have committed sin by denotifying land and went to jail,” he said.

“Land denotification had been done illegally during the President’s rule and the tenures of H D Kumaraswamy and B S Yeddyurappa (as chief ministers),” he said.

He reiterated that re-modification has been done to approach the court and maintained that it does not amount to denotification.

On advocate R Anandamurthy filing a complaint against the chief minister over deletion of 2.37 acres in Manyata Tech Park of Rachenahalli, Bengaluru, he said the government has constituted Justice H S Kempanna Commission to probe all these charges.

“Let people go and lodge complaints and give whatever records they have to the Commission,” he added.

On the Central government returning a proposal recommending the name of  Justice Nagamohan Das as the chairman of Karnataka Administrative Tribunal, the chief minister said the state government does not know the reason behind the move.

He refused to comment on the Karnataka Public Service Commission appointment row as the matter is pending before a court, and clarified that the government has not thought of recommending alternate names.


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