Disgruntled BJP leader Vishwanath alleges CM's son Vijayendra's in role in tender scam

By Team NewsableFirst Published Jun 18, 2021, 8:19 PM IST
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Amidst three-day state visit to end differences in BJP by National General Secretary Arun Singh, disgruntled leader and BJP MLC AH Vishwanath has made serious allegations against CM BS Yediurppa's son saying he’s involved in a tender scam. 

Accusing CM's son and state BJP vice president BY Vijayendra's role in tender scam worth over Rs 20,000 crore, MLC AH Vishwanath questioned the government functioning. 

He alleged that a Rs 21,437 crore worth tender for irrigation project is getting ready. Bhadra Upper canal project and Cauvery irrigation project by Irrigation department was done in hurry and without any procedure. 

"The tender of over Rs 20,000 crore is ready in the Irrigation department, which pertains to Bhadra Upper canal project and Cauvery irrigation project. No financial clearance (from the Finance Department) has been sought, no board meeting took place. It was done in a hurry, "a report quoted Vishwanath as saying. 

Launching further attack against Vijayendra, the rebel leader alleged that the motive to take this project in hurry was to take "cut" from project contractors and said, "this a contractor-oriented government?"

The leader who is said to be upset for not being included in Yediyurappa's Cabinet, charged CM's son interference in administration of every department and said that this attitude has reportedly upset group of  ministers. 

Vishwanath is one among the leaders in rebel camp seeking Yediyurappa's change. 

‘Afraid of Yediyurappa landing in jail’

The leader recalled about Yediyurappa's dark chapter in politics and going to jail. 

He was quoted as per reports as saying "Is it not true that Yediyurappa had been to jail because of his children? We are afraid that this time again he will land in jail."

The leader alleged that Yediyurappa in the past went to jail because of his family members. 

Vishwanath also took reference about a Cabinet minister allegedly complaining to Governor about CM's family member's interference in his department affairs. 

Vishwanath was referring to Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa.

Vishwanath's scathing attack on Vijayendra comes a day after he told that CM BS Yediyurappa has aged and lost spirit and hence demanded a change in leadership. 

Last Updated Jun 18, 2021, 8:19 PM IST