Pragativahini News, Bengaluru, Feb.15: The scams of the previous Congress Government are being investigated by the Lokayukta and they owe an explanation for those charges. The Congress must reply regarding tender scams during their period, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Replying to the corruption charges levelled against the state government by Leader of the Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar at a press conference here on Wednesday, he said the Congress leaders talk by remembering about the omissions and commissions of their period. The Congress leaders are threatening them with inquiry once they come back to power. That means they are coming to power to loot. They themselves have disclosed their agenda. The 40 percent commission charges are baseless and they have failed to produce evidence before the court. Enquiry is guaranteed if they file the case with all the specifications. Without doing it, firing in the air will not be if helpful.
The CM said the letter by the BJP MLA Gulhatti Shekhar was casual but he had been asked to give specific details to get it enquired. The same thing was asked even in the State Legislative Assembly. If any officer is involved in corruption it will be enquired immediately. Making any statement without giving any evidence is of no use. The Congress ruled for five years and they also had called tenders. After the BJP came to power a committee headed by a judge to go through all those tenders and everything is now being scrutinized. Now tender process is very transparent and anyone can give a complaint.
Permit for corruption
He said when Shivakumar was Water Resources Minister the tender inspection committee was removed as well as TAC. The two-level inspection system was shelved in the corporation. The Congress had opened the avenues for corruption but the BJP government have re-established the inspection system. So they have no moral rights to talk about corruption.