Bengaluru: State BJP leaders have complained to Governor Vajubhai Vala, against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for " violating his oath of secrecy" by speaking to the media about the income tax raids in Mysuru, Mandya and Hassan a day before they were actually carried out.
The BJP delegation headed by Rajya Sabha member, Rajeev Chandrashekar and BJP MLA, Dr. Ashwathnarayana said in its memorandum to the Governor here on Tuesday that although the Chief Minister and ministers took an oath of secrecy, Mr Kumaraswamy had disclosed the Income Tax department raids a day before they took place. "The CM also said he knew about the airstrike against Pakistan as a retired army officer had told him about a war- like situation being created with Pakistan before the Lok Sabha polls," they said.
Alleging that politicians of the coalition government in the state were trying to scuttle the ongoing investigation by the income tax department, they noted that in the recent raids, its officials had seized cash and jewellery from contractors and documents, which showed withdrawals of large amounts of cash from the state treasury.
"When the Chief Minister has taken an oath when being sworn in that he will not directly or indirectly reveal any matter of a secret nature brought to his notice, to the public, Mr Kumaraswamy has gone ahead and spoken to the media about the Income Tax raids,” they deplored, urging the Governor to take action against him to uphold the rule of law and sanctity of the Constitution.
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