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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (DV)
Mangalore, Oct 27: Former MLA Vijaykumar Shetty on Saturday October 27 condemned district incharge minster C T Ravi for the latter's statement terming Congress national president Sonia Gandhi as a 'CAG auditor'.
Addressing here at a press meet held at the district Congress office, Vijaykumar Shetty said C T Ravi has no moral right to comment on Sonia Gandhi.
"The central government has sanctioned Rs 80,000 crore for the state government. Congress has never showed any discrimination against the state," he said.
Launching a tirade against C T Ravi he said, "When it comes to looting the state, C T Ravi is an ardent follower of mining baron Janardhana Reddy. He is not C T Ravi but Koti (crore) Ravi. He has encroached 150 acre of forest land in Marle in Chikmagalur.
"While contesting for the elections in 2004 he declared his total assets as Rs 10 lac only, but in 2011 it rose upto Rs 2 crore. From where did he make all that money?", he questioned.
"In 2007, C T Ravi obtained two sites in the name of his wife to set up the Anjanaya Education Trust. In 2006 he illegally acquired 30,000 sq ft from Chickmagalur Housing Society to add to the Trust. When the locals brought this to the notice of the Lokayukta, Ravi obtained an anticipatory bail from the high court," he said.
"The trust is owned by his relatives. Ravi has his brother-in-law for these activities. The Congress party will condemn any visit by C T Ravi to the district. It will be a warning for him not to misguide the people of Dakshin Kannada," he said.
KPCC member P V Mohan, Praveen Alva, Suresh, former Mayor Ashraf, Sudhir, Nazir Bajal, Althaf, Hussain Katipalla were present.