Bengaluru: JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Friday intensified his attack on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the Arkavathy Layout land denotification row.
The former chief minister released a 490-page book- Arkavathy Karmakaanda- which presents details of denotification of over 700 acres in the Arkavathy Layout by the Siddaramaiah regime.
He ridiculed Siddaramaiah’s claim that he would have faced contempt proceedings if he had not denotified land in Arkavathy Layout as per six parameters set by both the High Court and Supreme Court. He pointed out that the court had neither used the word “Re-do” nor set any parameters.
Kumaraswamy admitted that his own party MLAs didn’t support its release. He also said he won’t submit the book to the Justice HS Kempanna Commission, which is probing allegations of denotification from 2003 to 2014. “I will neither approach the commission nor any court. I will upload its contents on the JD(S) party website and go before the people’s court,” he said.
Kumaraswamy said he came out with the book fearing that he would not get enough time on the floor of the House to discuss the issue.