Congress alleges rampant corruption by ruling BJP; demands President's rule

Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS): The delegation of Karnataka Congress leaders met the Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot on Thursday and urged for invoking President's rule for 'failure' of constitutional machinery in the state by the ruling BJP.

The delegation led by state President D.K. Shvakumar and Opposition leader Siddaramaiah submitted a memorandum in this regard.

The memorandum said, "The people of Karnataka are shocked to know from the Karnataka State Contractors Association, which is a registered body, having about 1 lakh contractors' membership, that there is a rampant corruption in various departments such as Public Works, Minor and Major Irrigation, Panchayath Raj, Health and Medical Education and BBMP among others."

"For every work, the contractors have to pay more than 40 per cent commission to some of the concerned Ministers, Legislators, Lok Sabha members and other officials of the concerned departments. This is nothing but a bribe as for the provisions of law," the memorandum said.

All these 'facts' have been stated by the said association in their memorandum dated 6 July, 2021 submitted to the Prime Minister and appealed for proper remedial measures on this huge scam.

"The Prime Minister has become silent about this rampant corruption amounting to several thousand crores and by not initiating any action on the Karnataka government even after lapse of more than 4 months from the submission of the above said memorandum by the Contractors Association," it read.

"The non-action by the Prime Minister and other concerned authorities really causes a lot of panic, anxiety in the minds of law abiding citizens of our country, more particularly citizens of Karnataka," Shivakumar stated.

"However, out of the total state's budgeted money released by the Government of Karnataka for any project, more than 40 per cent goes to paying bribes to the concerned, 12 to 28 per cent as GST, 5 to 6 per cent as EMD and FST," he said.

"If the Contractor raises a loan to carry out any such project work he has to pay at least 12 per cent interest on the investment. In such a situation what will be left for the Contractor to complete the work," Shiva Kumar questioned.

"There is also concern about law and order issues in the State where the Chief Minister has openly expressed his inability to control reaction by few fringe elements. Communal violence has increased under the current government. It is not democracy but anarchy that has become the system in the State," Siddaramaiah stated.

"These facts and circumstances clearly shows and establish that there is rampant corruption, maladministration in the State of Karnataka; which has caused loss of several thousand crores to exchequer and the same has been swallowed by some of the Ministers, MLA's MP's and Officials and therefore it is proper to clamp the President's Rule in Karnataka," he added.






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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Sad to hear this corruption matters. No wonder Mangalore roads are in such pathetic conditions. World will end but corruption and communism is hard to eliminate which results in poverty. Handful of closed aid will turns into billioners and rest will keep paying taxes so that these corrupt officials will enjoy collecting wealth. People this time vote for different party. At least every term keep changing the political parties so that corruption will lower. Voting a same party based on religion or favouritism wont help the poor. Look at west people vote differently so that every term new govt.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Readers, netas must worry about the rehabilitation clinic

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Why there is no dismissal --- In a pvt company if one is found misappropriating even small amts - etc - summarily-- dismissed- no such action -- finally govt officers paid by public- by way of TAXES etc -- public servants -- GIMBALA HAS BECOME MORE THAN SAMBALA -- no fear - shameless - no morality -- even in office uncouth behaviors which public and the poor tolerate---- ALL FILES TAKE CIRCUITOUS ROUTE TO ENABLE MAX BENEFICIARIES -- DIGITAL INDIA ONLY ON PAPER --/ELECTION SPEECHES -- --------------- --------------------------------- ONLY SPEED MONEY HAS BECOME DIGITAL - LIKE CRYPTO -- BITCOIN --

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Many of the Ministers in this Govt. in Karnataka are number one Corrupt. Giving Bribe during the time of election they are winning and our Voters also don't have any Brain. They are enjoying with this small Bribe amount for one or two days and not thinking for the future as how to survive. Like Politicians all Govt. employees including Police personal are also Corrupt. without Bribe none of the files are moving from one table to another table. Kindly see the Conditions of the Roads in Bangalore & God alone knows where these people are keeping this looted money and they are sure that they cannot take while leaving this world but still worried about Money Money.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Brashtachar Janatha Party. Corruption is rampant across the state and the nation. The Central Agencies are only used to target opposition leaders and not to curb corruption. All corrupt leaders are given admissions into the BJP through resort politics and immunity from prosecution. Where is the Lokpal. what about the Rafale Scam. The Pegassus scam etc

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  • Sheriff F, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Yesterday was Meghalaya. Soon TMC will have a foot hold on Karnataka. Unless otherwise the grand old party replaces these selfish Ramu Kaakas with dynamic, untainted young blood , Bhaima Congress will soon be history!.

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  • Sujan, Kudla

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Stop the drama....

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  • Ajju Alva, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Corruption? To this day its a mystery, how DKS amassed Thousands of Crores by just being a 'social worker'. He is rightlyfully the target of many a raids. He just wants to save himself by becoming the CM by hook or by crook.

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  • A.M. Belma, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Please merge with TMC to form a strong opposition or just step aside for other parties to take over. These gimmics wont work anymore , specifically when it comes from DKS and Siddu.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    I'll advise all opposition congressmen to join TMC. They are only credible opposition now.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 26 2021

    You are 50% correct, but my opinion is AAP also equally good. Only both parties can give good administration, that what I believe.

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