BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the BJP was indulging in politics of “character assassination” to tarnish his image by raking up the Arkavathy Layout denotification issue.
Speaking after receiving felicitation from the KPCC legal cell, the chief minister strongly denied the allegations of illegal land denotification.
“No illegalities had been done while endorsing re-modification of Arkavathy Layout as suggested by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA),” he said.
Reiterating that he had signed the re-modification plan of the Arkavathy Layout as per court guidelines, he said, “The modifications of the layout were done by land acquisition officers and vetted by the BDA.”
“The kind of denotification done during the regime of B S Yeddyurappa is different from the one done in my regime,” he said.
He urged the legal cell to present an objective report to the people of the state to rebut the charges made against the government.
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