‘They Are Playing A Cruel Joke Instead Of Saving Lives’, HD Kumaraswamy Slams BJP, Congress


Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has said that it is unfortunate that charges of irregularities in the procurement of COVID-19 equipment have been leveled in the midst of a pandemic.

On Sunday, HD Kumaraswamy reflected upon the unfortunate times and the crisis we live in and said,


“The Congress which has leveled charges against the ruling BJP has not so far filed a complaint against any investigating agency. Instead, Congress has limited itself to getting publicity. On the other hand, the ruling BJP instead of coming clean by ordering a probe into the main charges is indirectly admitting the scam. By washing dirty linen in public, both the Congress and the BJP are playing a cruel joke on people instead of protecting their lives.”

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BJP Being Defensive

He particularly hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party establishment in the state and said,

“Why is it that the BJP is not ordering an investigation into the Rs. 2,000 crore COVID-19 corruption charges leveled against the government by the Congress? Why is the government keeping quiet on the corruption charges? Is this the leadership provided by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa? There could be political pressure on seeking resignation of his ministers. But why has no action been initiated against any officers? Is there any effort to destroy the evidence by retaining the officers in their existing postings? Hunger for publicity is evident when we look at the press conference by five ministers at a time.”

On the other hand, he also hit out at the Congress leaders for not filing a complaint before any agency despite claiming to have documents to prove the charges. He said,

“Are the Congress leaders trying to get publicity or are they concerned about the welfare of the people? The Congress legislative party leader is seeking an account while the BJP president is seeking answers. Is it enough to give such questions and answers? Looking at the way the Congress leaders have addressed media conferences and taken to social media campaigns, it appears that they are trying to get publicity.”


Source: Free Press Journal