October 11, 2020 4:10:31 pm
Congress on Sunday demanded the sacking of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa within the wake of stories that two firms through which his grandson Shashidhar Mardi grew to become a director after BJP got here to energy within the state in July 2019 obtained Rs 5 crore from seven Kolkata shell firms between March and July 2020.
Calling it a case of “obtrusive, patent and shameless case of corruption coupled with brazen inaction and silence”, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, reacting to a report in The Sunday Express, demanded a probe into the matter by a “sitting Supreme Court or sitting Chief Justice of a excessive courtroom”.
“If you don’t have anything to worry why are you not appointing. Why not register an FIR beneath Prevention of Corruption Act,” Singhvi stated whereas addressing a press convention. He stated if BJP and Yediyurappa had the “minutest” and “slightest” sense of disgrace, “he should resign or be sacked”.
The Indian Express on Sunday reported concerning the chain of transactions that figured in paperwork filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). The RoC paperwork scrutinised by The Sunday Express present that Rs 5 crore was transferred via seven Kolkata firms to Belgravia Enterprises Pvt Ltd and VSS Estates Pvt Ltd, the place Shashidhar Mardi is a director. Mardi, 30, is the son of Yediyurappa’s daughter Padmavathi V Y.
The Kolkata firms share frequent addresses as per filings with the RoC however The Sunday Express visited the areas to search out that none of them had been working from there. The lease agreements submitted by VSS Estates and Belgravia bear the identical Bengaluru handle as on June 15, 2020.
Attacking the BJP, Singhvi stated, “Misgovernance and corruption go hand in hand as Mahatma Gandhi had stated and this has turn out to be the signature of the Karnataka authorities”. Singhvi additionally questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on the difficulty. “The Prime Minister has maintained an incriminatory silence,” he stated.
Last month, a non-public TV channel had alleged in a sequence of stories that the cash was a part of a quid professional quo for the promise of acquiring authorities clearance for RCCL, a non-public agency, to assemble a Rs 660-crore authorities housing mission in Bengaluru. Speaking to The Sunday Express, Mardi termed the cash as “working loans for a mission” for which “all documentation” has been offered.
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