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Kickback allegations: Congress demands President's rule in Karnataka

Kickback allegations: Congress calls for President’s rule in Karnataka | Karnataka Information

Bengaluru: A delegation led by opposition Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar on Thursday met Thaawarchand Gehlot and submitted a memorandum in search of imposition of President`s Rule invoking Article 356 of the Structure of India for the failure of constitutional equipment within the State, referring to the Karnataka State Contractors` Affiliation allegations on fee of 40 per cent of the challenge price to authorities officers and elected representatives to get their dues.
The delegation within the memorandum additionally requested to order for a judicial probe by a sitting Decide of Supreme Court docket of India on the allegations made out by the above stated Affiliation of their memorandum dated July 6, 2021 submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We attraction to invoke the provisions of Article-356 of the Structure of India and ship a report back to the President of India stating {that a} state of affairs has arisen through which the Authorities of Karnataka can’t be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Structure of India and for the imposition of President Rule on Karnataka,” stated the memorandum.
“To order for judicial probe by a sitting Decide of Honourable Supreme Court docket of India on the allegations made out by the above stated Affiliation of their memorandum dated;06-07-2021 submitted to Honourable Prime Minister, ” added the memorandum. 
“The individuals of Karnataka are shocked to know from the Karnataka State Contractors` Affiliation that there’s rampant corruption in varied departments equivalent to Public works, Minor and main irrigation, Panchayath raj, Well being and Medical training and BBMP and many others., and for each work, the contractors should pay greater than 40 % Fee to a few of the involved Ministers, Legislators, Lok sabha members and different officers of the involved departments,” stated the memorandum.
“Additionally it is reported greater than as soon as in print and digital media that a few of the Contractors have been hiring skilled hackers to control e-procurement servers to get tenders allotted to them. The Contractors Affiliation has additionally alleged that a few of the Politicians are behind this manipulation of the e-procurement course of,” alleged the memorandum.
“The Honourable Prime Minister has develop into silent about this rampant corruption amounting to a number of thousand crores and by not initiating any motion on the Authorities of Karnataka even after a lapse of greater than 4 months from the submission of the above-said memorandum by the Contractors Affiliation,” it learn. 
“To this point no motion has been initiated on this difficulty. This reveals each the Governments have compromised with the corruption,” as per the memorandum. “Equally, the Authorities of Karnataka, the State Police, CBI, ED, Earnings Tax Division and different involved authorities have additionally didn’t take cognizance and essential authorized motion on the above stated rampant corruption and cash laundering difficulty,” state the memorandum. 
“The proportion of fee/kickbacks is a bribe, cash laundering and quantities to an offence as per the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the prevention of Corruption Act, the prevention of cash laundering Act and different provisions of legislation,” it learn. “The non-action by the Prime Minister and different involved authorities actually causes plenty of panic, nervousness within the minds of law-abiding residents of our nation extra notably residents of Karnataka,” it acknowledged. 
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