Sudhakar attacks Siddu for ‘weakening Lokayukta’, says Cong gave birth to corruption:

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Bengaluru, Jan 23: In a vicious attack against the opposition Congress party, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Monday, January 23 alleged that corruption took birth under the Congress rule and there was corruption in every programme or project implemented during the last 60 years.

Addressing a news conference as part of BJP’s Sankalpa Yatra, minister said the term corruption owes its origin to Congress.

Dr Sudhakar, who himself is a product of Congress and became a minister after defecting to BJP, said Congress party has been hurling corruption charges at BJP, which was providing the best administration.

Under the Congress regime from 2013-18, the government did nothing but corruption during its five-year rule, he said and charged the then chief minister Siddaramaiah for closing the Lokayukta by creating the Anti-corruption Bureau and faced stringent attack from the high court.

Dr Sudhakar claimed that 50 to 60 corruption complaints against Siddaramaiah were the reason for creating ACB and closing down the Lokyaukta. “If we wanted to continue corruption, our government would have obtained a stay against the high court order and not reinstated Lokayukta,’’ he said.

The minister said the CAG report had pinpointed Rs 35,000 crore corrupt deals during 2013-18 and alleged that the 10,000 people of Bengaluru have suffered injustice. Over 900 acres of land had been denotified under the guise of redoing, he said.

Dr Sudhakar also attacked the then Bengaluru Urban Development minister K J George for corruption by enhancing the white topping estimate from Rs 292 crore to Rs 374 crore. The estimate for 9.47 kms of tendersure road works by a company for Rs 75 crore was jacked up to Rs 115 crore, he alleged.

The BJP government has ordered that the tender premium should not be enhanced above 5% but the Congress government had allowed 50% premium on tender works and is now charging the BJP government for 40% commission, he said.

Dr Sudhakar said the Congress government looted public funds in the name of Indira Canteen and also accused it of defrauding 2,900 acres of land of minorities.

He said the Congress party indulged in corrupt deals in women and child welfare department, food and civil supplies, irrigation, higher education, health department, mining and several other departments.

The minister said the BJP government has done pro-people welfare programmes and has worked for the development. “BJP will definitely bag 125 to 150 seats in the assembly polls,” he predicted.





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  • Saravanabhavaan, Murukaveri

    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    In your masters state - Gujarat there is no Lokayukta at all !

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    This minister doesn't know that lokayukta was because of congress for which his ex boss was convicted and jailed but his useless minister has diluted it or else all these people would have been in jail for 40% commission.

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  • Aham, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    This minister was just given a task as to all the bjp leaders to criticise congress so he dint have any subject anf started with this which he doesnt know at all.

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  • Shivraj, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    Congress decisions which help bjp cover up their corruption are continued .. Lok pal promise with Anna Hazare .. RTI diluted etc .. When you could abrogate art 370 Jammu and Kashmir .. a major decision .. other like gst .. demonetisation.. why did you not introduce a strong Lok Ayukta .. Is it to protect. Your own flock ... 40 % ....

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    Bjp is a confused party no ideology left .. Anybody joins becomes clean otherwise ED CBI ETC .. earlier it was congress mukth .. now realising if things keep getting worse it is BJP mukth Karnataka..or already on the brink ... Few years back everything on slogans was .. naya .. naya . Naya .. Planning commissions.. other institutions.. Niti ayog .. Now it is back to puranas .. changing History etc

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    Tue, Jan 24 2023

    Health minister talking lokayuktha? who will address issues facing in Health field? Kindly concentrate providing affordable health service.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    People voted for bjp thinking situation will be better ....That was the promise .. all slogans ..... ..Now all bad to worse .. 8 years .. no more excuses ...

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  • Suresh, Mudipu

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Why didn't you "strengthen" it in 5 years? 5 years is a long time, no?

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    What Lokayuktha did to Yudirappa during Congress rule?

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 23 2023

    Ask Modi.... why he refused to introduce Lokayukta in Gujarath during his regime out there....

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