Mysuru, March 8:- “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is scared of getting jailed over corruption, is the reason behind the closing down of Lokayukta,” said former MP and JD(S) leader AH Vishwanath at a press meet held at a private hotel in the city on Thursday.
“He has brought in ACB in place of Lokayukta which is like a toothless snake. Law and order has completely collapsed in Karnataka under the Congress government. I condemn the attack on Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty. The state government is responsible for the attack on him. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy is also responsible for this. They only called Ashok Kheny corrupt in the NICE scam and welcomed him into the party fold. Did Siddaramaiah go on a march against corruption for the sake of publicity? It is not right to demolish the statues of Lenin, Periyar and Dr Ambedkar. Their statues were vandalised, but not their ideas. Voters will give an unexpected result in the Assembly elections,” he added.
JD(S) leaders accompanied him at the press meet. (MR/KS).