Bengaluru: Congress leveled serious allegations that BJP MLA and former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi had plundered Rs 819 crores in the irregularities at a Sugar factory.
Speaking to reporters at the KPCC office on Sunday, KPCC spokesperson M Laxman said that there had been financial irregularities at Sowbagiya Lakshmi Sugars, where Ramesh Jarkiholi and 8 members of his immediate family were shareholders.
He claimed that a person named Abhinandan Patil owns the Benami property amassed by Ramesh Jarkiholi. Though Swobhagya Lakshmi Sugars is shown to be under a loss, profits made by the company are being siphoned off by the directors of the company, including Ramesh’s family, he alleged.
M Laxman also alleged that the Amit Shah, Devendra Fadnavis, and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai were also involved in the irregularities.
“What are ED and IT departments doing? Would you (BJP) have let it go if Ramesh Jarkiholi was a Congress party member?” he asked.
Further, Laxman urged for the immediate arrest of Ramesh Jarkiholi for embezzling funds.