Why is Siddaramaiah occupying govt. bungalow without paying rent, asks BJP leader
Before pointing fingers at others, the former Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah should explain to the people on what authority he is continuing to occupy the Cauvery government bungalow after relinquishing the post of the Chief Minister, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has said.
Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Shettar said that Mr. Siddaramaiah is speaking like he is the only person with a clean image in politics and all the others are of a lower calibre morally.
Before pointing fingers at others, especially BJP State president B.S. Yeddyurappa, Mr. Siddaramaiah should check his track record on his own. First of all, he should explain to the people why he is illegally staying in the Cauvery bungalow that was his official residence during his tenure as Chief Minister, he said.
Mr. Siddaramaiah should have vacated the bungalow after relinquishing the post of the Chief Minister or he should have continued to stay there paying rent specified by the Public Works Department. However, in blatant misuse of his position, Mr. Siddaramaiah continues to occupy that bungalow even though the government has allocated it to Industries Minister K.J. George, he said. He said that even Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy has turned a blind eye to this. Besides, as many as 71 cases are pending against Siddaramaiah for inquiry before the Lokayukta and he has obtained bail in six cases.