When asked about the issue, Siddaramaih said, “I don’t know, they may have gone for their personal work, how will I know?”
Karnataka is reeling under the “worst” drought in recent times and the government has already declared 137 taluks as “drought-hit”.
“Under my leadership and Sonia and Rahul Gandhi’s, we are hoping to win the 2018 assembly elections,” Siddaramaiah told reporters.
Two tankers containing about 5000 litres of water were emptied before Siddaramaiah was to garland the statue of saint Kanakadasa (1509–1609 AD) as the road where it is located was dusty.
Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in Karnataka, however, denied reports that he had asked the Chief Minister to order an inquiry into the matter.
Siddaramaiah has claimed that the tenders were awarded through a “transparent process”.
“Its a big offence, legal action will be initiated,” said Yeddyurappa, adding that Siddaramaiah is misusing his power as chief minister.
In his complaint, Sharma has requested the ACB to probe the source of the CM’s diamond studded wrist watch, which was recently handed over to the state government as a state asset after it triggered a row.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah handed over the Hublot watch to Speaker Kagodu Thimappa.
Siddaramaiah said he would furnish relevant documents of the watch to the Lokayukta and Income Tax.
Siddaramaiah said that he would react to the issue at an appropriate time.
An expensive wristwatch and sunglasses Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah purportedly used to wear have come back to haunt him. The controversy has now reached the Raj Bhavan, with an RTI activist seeking Governor Vaju Vala’s sanction to investigate the issue and ascertain whether Siddaramaiah received the watch in violation of law. Significantly, Janata Dal (Secular) […]
Karnataka CM will find it hard to explain away his pricey accessories
As the tragic news of Hanamanthappa’s demise broke, a large number of relatives, friends, villagers and media contingent gathered near his home at Betadur village in Kundagol taluk of Dharwad district in north Karnataka.
It is sparking controversy and a question in Karnataka. But there is no one answer