news Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | March 25, 2015 | 10.26 am IST After taking a battering from the Opposition in the last week over IAS officer D K Ravi’s death, the Congress party appears to have gone on the offensive a little too late. During a legislature party meet on Wednesday the party handed out leaflets to its MLAs stating that the Janata Dal (Secular) and BJP governments until 2013 had not handed over a single case to the CBI even though the Congress had made the demand for 11 cases. On Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced in the Assembly that the government would hand over the case to the CBI, nearly a week after Ravi's death. But soon after Ravi's death, Congress MLAs including one cabinet minister were caught snoozing as the Opposition was creating a ruckus in the Assembly demanding a CBI investigation.  Read: Two Karnataka ministers catnapped as opposition spoke in Assembly on DK Ravi's death After all the din over the CBI inquiry has died down, the Congress apparently seems to have realised that it must take the Opposition head on. In the leaflet the party said that after coming to power, the Congress government had ordered CBI inquiries into four cases – the rape and murder of pre-university student Sowjanya, the Ramnagara and Channapatna Development Authority scams, the Mandya Development Authority scam, and the D K Ravi case. It pointed out that over the years, although the Congress had demanded that certain cases be handed over to the CBI, the then BJP-JD (S) government followed by the BJP government did not.  These are cases the Congress claims it has demanded a CBI investigation for include: The allegation of accepting a bribe of Rs 150 crore against JD (S) leader H D KumaraswamyViolence that followed actor Rajkumar’s death The 2008 church attacksAllegation of rape against HalappaIllegal mining allegations against the Reddy brothers in KarnatakaDeaths of inmates in a shelter for the homeless on Magadi Road in BengaluruMurder of S Mahantesh, an official of the department of audits and handling co-operative societies at the time of his deathThe violence between lawyers and journalists that erupted at a civil court in BengaluruVarious BBMP scams Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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