Modi government shielding Reddy brothers: Congress

New Delhi, May 2: The Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of shielding Karnataka’s Reddy brothers through “CBI-manufactured clean chit” in the illegal mining scam, alleging that the “mockery of justice” took place after B.S. Yeddyurappa was declared BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the state. Talking to reporters here, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said the “scam was established” by the then Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, but still the BJP had given several tickets to “Reddy Brothers and their associates” for the May 12 assembly polls.
After BJP chief Amit Shah declared Yeddyurappa the party’s chief ministerial face on May 27 last year, it is “no wonder that the process to shut down all cases by CBI in a surreptitious manner was set in motion immediately,” Shukla said. He said that in June last year, CBI wrote to Karnataka government justifying closure of case for the two Goa ports, “principally on the flimsy and preposterous ground that iron-ore of Goa and Karnataka having been mixed together cannot be identified”.  (IANS)