Eshwarappa said in a press conference, ‘I am not a rebel, but I have always been loyal and will never rebel against my party.
I am loyal to the party, not a rebel ‘, Minister Eshwarappa complaining to CM Yeddyurappa clarified
Karnataka Chief Minister (CM) BS Yeddyurappa and the state minister KS Eshwarappa, facing charges of rebelling against the BJP, said on Friday that he was loyal to the party, not the rebel. Former state BJP president Eshwarappa had complained to Governor Vajubhai Vala about Yeddyurappa’s alleged interference in the affairs of his department. Eshwarappa told a press conference here, ‘I am not a rebel, but I have always been loyal and will never rebel against my party.
However, he insisted that his displeasure was only to get justice. Elucidating his position, Eshwarappa said that Rs 1,299 crore related to his department was sanctioned, including Rs 65 crore, which were given to the Bengaluru Urban District Panchayat without his knowledge. The minister alleged, ‘Without my knowledge, 65 crore rupees were sanctioned for the Bengaluru Urban District Panchayat.
Nothing personal with Yeddyurappa
Apart from this, Rs 774 crore was released in the first installment and Rs 460 crore in the second installment. In all, Rs 1,299 crore was released, which is a violation of the transaction rules related to functioning. ” Eshwarappa said that he wrote letters to many party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the Chief Minister regarding the violation of rules. He had stopped the release of the grant amount. Ishwarappa alleged that, however, the Chief Minister had written a letter to the Principal Secretary instructing him to release the money and later inform the minister. The minister clarified that there is nothing personal with Yeddyurappa.
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