news Friday, March 27, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 27, 2015 | 10.53 am IST After accusations of partisanship and black magic amid legal wrangles having flown back and forth during the last few weeks, the Janata Dal (Secular) has finally got an office of its own in the state capital. The national party, whose head office is Bengaluru, was forced to vacate its head office on January 20, when it was demolished.  The JD (S) had occupied the building, No 3 on Race Road, for 37 years. However, the Congress party claimed that it owned the building and the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Congress, forcing the party to hand over the keys to the Congress. The party was forced to vacate its office after it turned out that the land on which it stood was claimed by four entities including the JD (S). At the time, former Prime Minister and party chief H D Deve Gowda had said that the party would camp out in a corner of the premises in a shed as it had no space to store the office files. Read: Former prime minister says he will camp out in shed until land is given for new office The ruling Congress government in the state had allotted the party an alternative plot of land near Chowdiah Memorial Hall, but that too was legally disputed. Finally towards the end of February the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) identified a plot of land on Platform Road in Sheshadripuram, where the new office was inaugurated on Thursday.  Even after the land was allotted, to the party and the ground-breaking ceremony conducted in early March, the JD (S) had accused the Congress of plotting against it and practicing black magic. Read: Karnataka Congress accuses JDS of practicing black magic against it Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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