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Kumaraswamy Wants To Sit On Indefinite Fast

Bangalore, Jun 30:  An angry JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy today said he would undertake a fast-to-death from Friday if the BJP government failed to order an enquiry into the “chargesheet” against his family released

PTI [ Updated: June 30, 2011 16:37 IST ]
kumaraswamy wants to sit on indefinite fast
kumaraswamy wants to sit on indefinite fast

Bangalore, Jun 30:  An angry JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy today said he would undertake a fast-to-death from Friday if the BJP government failed to order an enquiry into the “chargesheet” against his family released by the ruling party.


Agitated and upset over BJP's chargesheet titled “Amassing wealth by corrupt practices: A tell-tale story of H D Kumaraswamy and family”, the former chief minister said the state government can order any type of probe into the issues raised in the 55-page booklet.

“If the Government does not order an enquiry within a week and asks enquiry commission to submit report in three months, I will undertake fast-to-death in front of Vidhan Soudha (housing the state secretariat) from Friday (July 8),” the Lok Sabha member and JD-S state unit president told reporters here.

BJP's attempt through the “chargesheet” is to raise suspicion in the minds of people regarding his family, Kumaraswamy said and asserted that he would undertake the fast despite being a diabetic and not enjoying good health. “It does not matter even if I lose my life,” he said.

In a major offensive, BJP had released a “chargesheet” on Tuesday, alleging that the estimated worth of known assets of the family of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda (Kumaraswamy's father) is over Rs 1,500 crore. PTI

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