Mysuru, October 11:- “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is misusing Income Tax Department, Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his benefit. Are all the leaders in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) truthful?” questioned former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda.
He was speaking to media persons in the city on the I-T raid on the properties owned by former deputy chief minister (DCM) Dr G Parameshwara.
“Investigating agencies are being misused to suppress political opponents. Dr Parameshwara’s father had started a medical college. His family didn’t become rich overnight. It is the wealth earned by his father over the years. Dr Parameshwar has not accumulated crores of rupees. Does this mean that all the leaders of BJP are honest and truthful?” Gowda asked.
“I hadn’t gone to the Congress door seeking support to form the government. Gulam Nabi Azad had come to my home, held my hand and gave CM’s post to JD(S). I told him that we don’t need CM’s post and asked him to make Mallikarjun Kharge as CM. But he forced me to accept the deal. Siddaramaiah had asked us not to stop any programmes of his government. H D Kumaraswamy somehow managed to continue those programmes well and provided immediate relief fund to Kodagu district as well. The central government had not released even a penny for immediate relief then,” he added. (MR/KS)