Belagavi: After being cornered by the BJP in both Houses of the Legislature over the suicides of DySPs, the Congress party has launched a campaign against the saffron party to bring to light the criminal cases and scandals in which BJP leaders in both the state and Union Cabinet are involved.
At a press conference in Belagavi, Congress leaders alleged that 19 MPs inducted recently into the Union Cabinet by PM Modi, have criminal cases filed against them with three ministers facing charges like attempt to murder, inciting communal riots, violation of electoral law and bribery.
To avoid the embarrassment which the state government faced after the court directed it to file an FIR against former minister K.J. George and two top bureaucrats over the DySP Ganapati suicide, the KPCC has launched a campaign to set right its dented image by exposing criminal cases filed against ministers in Modi's cabinet and BJP leaders in the state.
KPCC observers S.G. Nanjayanamath, Parasmal Jain, Minister Balachandra Jarkiholi and State Women's Congress Cell President Laxmi Hebbalkar said the BJP did not have any moral right to demand a CBI probe into the Ganapati suicide case as the previous BJP government had refused to hand over 13 major cases to CBI for investigation.
For political gain, the BJP wasted precious time during the recent legislature session over the DySP case without allowing the proceedings of the House to take place, said Mr Nanjayanamath, recalling how some Union ministers did not step aside despite criminal charges being levelled against them. “BJP in the state is headed by B.S. Yeddyurappa against whom 21 cases are filed in different police stations. He was the first CM in the state to be jailed during his term in office. The BJP has no moral right to demand a CBI probe into the DySP Ganapati case when it has a leader like Yeddyurappa at its helm who had toured the state abusing BJP and its leaders weeks before he launched KJP,'' he said.