Karnataka BJP despatched authorized notices to Congress leaders DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah on Friday over “baseless” allegations of corruption within the procurement of medical tools and provides wanted to combat the COVID-19 outbreak within the state.
The BJP has additionally demanded an unconditional apology from Mr Shivakumar, who’s chief of the state unit of the Congress, and Mr Siddaramaiah, who’s Chief of the Opposition.
If an apology, and withdrawal of all allegations, shouldn’t be forthcoming, the BJP discover additional declared, “acceptable authorized motion” shall be instituted in opposition to each Congress leaders.
“On one facet Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah say the federal government was not sharing info regardless of writing twenty letters. When the federal government didn’t share info, the place did you get this determine? Who gave you?” BJP Basic Secretary N Ravi Kumar, who filed each notices, was quoted by information company PTI.
“How did they are saying that Rs 4,167 crore has been spent? Our authorities, ministers and Chief Minister have all stated that a lot quantity has not been spent,” he stated.
“The allegations are most baseless, irresponsible and much from the reality,” he added, declaring they’d been made with the intention to mislead the individuals and malign the picture of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his authorities.
Mr Shivakumar and Mr Siddaramaiah have been given 15 days to answer the notices.
Final week Mr Siddaramaiah alleged that the full COVID-19-related expenditure of the BJP authorities in Karnataka was Rs 4,167 crore, of which at the least Rs 2,000 had been “pocketed” by ministers and officers.
Mr Siddaramaiah demanded an inquiry by a sitting choose of the Excessive Courtroom.
In response as many as 5 Karnataka ministers stated that the general expenditure of the state was solely Rs 2,118 crore, with Rs 1,611 crore meant for reduction measures and Rs 506 crore for buy of medical tools.
The COVID-19 disaster in Karnataka has been rising extra worrisome over the previous weeks, with 6,128 instances reported on Thursday – the largest single-day spike. The earlier largest single-day spike was 5,536 instances on July 28.
Total the state has over 1.18 lakh instances, of which 2,230 are deaths and almost 70,000 are energetic infections.
State capital Bengaluru is quickly rising as one of many worst-affected metro cities within the nation; of Thursday’s instances over 2,200 had been from the city district of the town, taking the full instances to just about 54,000.
With enter from PTI