BJP sends legal notice to Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 8/1/2020 10:46:21 AM

Bengaluru, July 31 Senior Congress leaders DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. (File photo: PTI) The BJP's Karnataka unit on Friday said it has sent legal notice to the leader of opposition Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief D K Shivakumar for their "baseless" allegations of corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 equipment and supplies. The party has demanded public apology from the two leaders, failing which they have been threatened with legal action. "On one side Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah say the government was not sharing information with them despite writing twenty letters...... when the government did not share any information, where did you get this figure, who gave you this," BJP general secretary N Ravi Kumar asked. Speaking to reporters here, he said, the allegations "are most baseless, irresponsible and far from truth" with an intention to mislead the people and malign the reputation of the government and the Chief Minister. "..How did they say that Rs 4,167 crore has been spent. Our government, Ministers and Chief Minister have said that much amount has not been spent," he said, adding that the two leaders have been given 15 days time to reply to the notice. Siddaramaiah had last week alleged that the total expenditure of the government relating to COVID was Rs 4,167 crore of which at least Rs 2,000 crore was "pocketed" by ministers and officials. Refuting this, as many as five ministers had said the overall expenditure.


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