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BJP releases documents to allege irregularities in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s wife case | India News

BENGALURU/MYSURU: The BJP on Wednesday intensified its criticism of Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, releasing copies of sale deeds, land registrations and other documents to support allegations that the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (Muda) had illegally allotted land to his wife Parvathi, popularly known as Parvathamma. The CM has denied the allegations.

State BJP president BY Vijayendra accused Siddaramaiah and his family of committing violations, demanding the chief minister’s resignation. According to him, Parvathi was allotted 14 plots of 60×40 feet each instead of the two plots of the same size that she was entitled to for the 3.2 acres of land she acquired. “It is completely illegal,” he said.

Vijayendra accused Siddaramaiah of not declaring these properties in his 2013 election affidavit, calling it a “blatant violation” of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and the Model Code of Conduct. He said the BJP can file a formal complaint with the EC.

The BJP accused Muda of deviating from the standard land allotment ratio of 40:60, allegedly favouring a 50:50 ratio for Parvathi under the CM’s directive.

According to Siddaramaiah, the 3 acres and 16 guntas gifted to his wife by her brother were occupied by the agency without any “official acquisition”. The land allotted to Parvathi, totalling 38,284 sq ft in the posh Vijayanagara III Phase of Mysuru as compensation, was of lower value than the land they had lost, he said.

However, Vijayendra said, “The land was acquired by Muda before the CM’s brother-in-law bought it and later gifted to the CM’s wife in a gift deed.” He questioned how the brother-in-law could have bought the land that was already in Muda’s possession, noting discrepancies in the gift deed that described the acquired land as agricultural land when it was converted. He also questioned the CM’s claims about the value of the plots received, arguing that each of the 14 plots was worth more than Rs 2 crore.