CM has benefitted close to 1K-Cr in Arkavathy scam: Shettar

Gangavathi: Jagadish Shettar, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly has accused that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah received Rs 1,000 crore kickback in the Arkavathy Layout denotification scam.

He made this accusation while speaking to journalists here on Friday, but gave few details. He said the chief minister had appointed his close aides and officials to crucial posts to ensure they minted money for him. He accused several ministers of being corrupt and claimed that the Chief Minister and some officials were trying to hush up their “scandals”.

The BJP leader also claimed that to “cover up” the “wrongdoings” of officials like T N Chikkarayappa and S C Jayachandra, the government entrusted their cases to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for investigation.

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