Karnataka cancels plot allocation to CM's wife

Wednesday 10th July 2024 07:39 EDT

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah suspended the allocation of alternative sites by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), in response to BJP’s allegations of nepotism and irregularities in a £400 mn land-allotment scam. This suspension includes the allocation of premium alternative sites made to his wife Parvathi as a replacement for three acres and 36 guntas that her brother had gifted her. “Since we have suspended the allocation, there is no monetary loss to MUDA as alleged by BJP,” he said, underscoring that the allocations were made when BJP was in office between 2019 and 2023. The controversy erupted after BJP accused MUDA of deviating from the standard site allotment ratio of 40:60, allegedly favouring a 50:50 ratio for CM’s wife on Siddaramaiah’s directive.

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