Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has ordered an investigation over allegations of corruption in Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board (KKRDB) during BJP government’s tenure, following a complaint by party leader Priyank Kharge.
Kharge, who is Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, said a thorough investigation will be done and the guilty will be booked.
“@CMofKarnataka orders investigation into the mismanagement of KKRDB funds. Crores has been diverted to fulfill BJP’s hidden agenda and for their own MLAs. As promised earlier, a thorough investigation will be done and the guilty will be booked,” Priyank Kharge, who is son of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, said in a tweet.
Congress leaders had earlier alleged that some BJP leaders in Karnataka were “hand-in-glove” with contractors and were “misappropriating public funds” released to KKRDB.
Corruption was a key issue of the campaign during the Karnataka elections held earlier this month with both BJP and Congress making allegations at each other.