Days after wresting power from Bharatiya Janta Party in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday ordered an investigation over allegations of corruption in the Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board (KKRDB) during the BJP government's tenure, following a complaint by State Minister Priyank Kharge.
It was one of the first orders by Siddaramaiah against the alleged corruption that happened during BJP ruling in Karnataka.
Earlier, reacting to the growing demand for action in alleged corruption that took place in the BJP regime, Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said there were more scams, not just in KKRDB and the government has to deliver justice, so it will order an inquiry into all the scams.
What is KKRDB?
The Kalyana Karnataka Regional Development Board (KKRDB), earlier known as Hyderabad Karnataka Regional Development Board, was established in 2013 spreading over 6 districts -Bidar, Bellary, Kalaburagi, Koppal, Raichur and Yadgir and 40 assembly constituencies in the northern part of Karnataka. The districts were brought under Karnataka in 1956 when states were reorganised. The Kalyana Karnataka board was constituted to ensure inclusive growth and balance regional development in all of these districts.