Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress on Tuesday launched a campaign against ‘40 percent Sarkara, BJP means Bhrashtachara’ with a focus on the alleged corruption prevailing in Karnataka.
“Today, we are launching a campaign “40 percent Sarkara, BJP means Bhrashtachara’ (40 per cent government, BJP means corruption). Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai knows that his Cabinet ministers are completely involved in corrupt activities and are looting,” Siddaramaiah said in a press conference.
He alleged that the public works have completely stopped.
Recalling the Belagavi-based contractor and a BJP worker Santosh Patil who hanged himself in a hotel in Udupi earlier this year leaving behind a message holding the BJP’s Shivamogga MLA K S Eshwarappa responsible for his death as he (MLA) was allegedly demanding 40 percent commission.
After the incident, Eshwarappa resigned as the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister.
The Congress State president D K Shivakumar who was present at the press conference released a campaign song on ‘the 40 percent commission government’.
Later, in a statement, the Congress said, “Karnataka is currently burdened by the bottomless greed of the BJP government. The 40 percent Sarkara has made the words ‘corruption’ and ‘commission’ a mainstay in every aspect of governance. Their hunger for money is so much that they’re happy to sacrifice the lives of innocent people as well.” The party said it would not let the BJP run riot and destroy the lives of the people of Karnataka. It added that it would expose the BJP’s failure.