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“Corruption as Tradition” Justification in Bangalore Land Scam by Chief Minister of Indian State

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Corruption in India has taken a widely virulent and blatant form with scams popping up almost everyday.Greed is Good has become  the motto for India’s Role Models in Sport and Military as well.India’s Politicians are Leading the  protagonists with Realty being the Main Theme.Note Real Estate companies in India are notorious for corruption with the sector being avoided by Fund Managers.India’s Southern State of Karnataka is known for its IT Industry with capital Bangalore famous as a Knowledge Hub.However the Politicians of that State have made it the Corruption Capital with Bangalore equally famous for Land Grabbing and Real Estate Scams by Bureaucrats and Politicians.Note the rest of Karnataka has also been made famous by Illegal Mining.Robber Mining Barons have become powerful enough to topple governments with some heading the administration as Ministers.

The Chief Minister of the State has justified Corruption in Land Dealings as Tradition.Being Accused of favorably allocating Prime Land to Companies owned by his sons,he has sought to defend himself by accusing previous administrations of indulging in land scams as well.India’s Image of Corruption has become bleaker by the Day with the Commonwealth Games Scam,Adarsh Housing Scam and the Multi Billion 2G Telecom Spectrum Auction Scam.Now comes this Scam perpetrated by the leaders of the Chief Opposition Party.India’s Political and Business Elite have scant regard for India’s Justice System as hardly anyone is prosecuted for Corruption.Only some small fish are made scapegoats while the Ringleaders  blatantly and openly indulge in manipulation and corruption.

I have done what my predecessors did: BS Yeddyurappa – DNA

Strongly defending the alleged grant of prime land in and around Bangalore to his children, chief minister BS Yeddyurappa said that neither had any wrong been committed nor any law broken in the issue.

Releasing a few documents related to irregularities allegedly committed by his predecessors in land deals, the chief minister warned the opposition parties that if they continued to target him, he would expose them completely.

Yeddyurappa also claimed that no wrong had been committed in allotting a 4,000 sq ft residential site to his son, BY Raghavendra, under the chief minister’s discretionary quota, though he owned two residential properties.

The CM, however, had a tough time answering pointed questions on why Raghavendra sought permission from the BDA to sell the site allotted to him within months of the allotment. Yeddyurappa, who initially claimed he was ignorant of the issue, said that enough such requests had been made to the BDA.HD Kumaraswamy had allotted 288 sites, while N Dharam Singh and SM Krishna had given 76 and 334 sites, respectively, he said. “My sons are doing business and running industries, like anyone else. Is it a crime for a CM’s sons to do business?” he asked.


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