BENGALURU: The BJP has no strong evidence or documents to prove its allegation that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had committed irregularities in the denotification of land in Arkavathy Layout, KPCC president G Parameshwara said on Monday.
Parameshwara told reporters after participating in the Republic Day celebrations at the party office that “instead of indulging in cheap politics by making false allegations”, the BJP should petition the Governor or file a complaint with any investigative agency if it has documents to prove its charge.
Referring to state BJP president Prahlad Joshi’s statement that party leaders would petition Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking his consent to prosecute the chief minister, Parameshwara said, “Why are BJP leaders now stating that this would be done by a lawyer with the backing of the party?”
BJP leaders are trying to mislead people by making such false allegations, he said. The state government has constituted the Justice Kempanna Commission to probe the allegations, and it has so far received 59 affidavits, he said.
Parameshwara said a three-day conclave would be held from Thursday to take stock of the performance of ministers, and discuss measures to strengthen the party in the state. All India Congress Committee general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Digvijay Singh will chair the meeting on Friday.
The discussions will include the Arkavathy denotification issue, progress in implementation of promises made in the budget and need for new programmes, Parameshwara said.