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Congress demands sacking of Karnataka CM BSY over graft allegations against grandson

Congress on Sunday demanded the sacking of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in the wake of reports that two companies in which his grandson Shashidhar Mardi became a director after BJP came to power in the state in July 2019 received Rs 5 crore from seven Kolkata shell companies between March and July 2020. Calling it a case of "glaring, patent and shameless case of corruption coupled with brazen inaction and silence", Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi, reacting to a report in The Sunday Express, demanded a probe into the matter by a "sitting Supreme Court or sitting Chief Justice of a high court".

"If you have nothing to fear why are you not appointing. Why not register an FIR under Prevention of Corruption Act," Singhvi said while addressing a press conference. He said if BJP and Yediyurappa had the "minutest" and "slightest" sense of shame, "he must resign or be sacked". The Indian Express on Sunday reported about the chain of transactions that figured in documents filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC). The RoC documents scrutinised by The Sunday Express show that Rs 5 crore was transferred through seven Kolkata companies.

News source ~ Indian Express