Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar clarifies on kickback allegations in cement deal

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (MS)

Karkala, Jul 16: Congress has made allegations on Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar that he has received kickback from the contractor to whom the contract of government job is awarded.

MLA Sunil Kumar was accused of using hundreds of bags of cement from the contractor for constructing his private office. Congress party has also released videos supporting the allegations. This allegation was made by Shubhada Rao, Congress leader and member of Karkala city municipality.

Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar

In the private land belonging to Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar, which is situated by the side of taluk panchayat road, a multi-story office building is being built. Cement of Ultra Tech, the bags of which carry 'Not for Sale' seal are being used in the construction according to the allegations made by Congress.

Karkala Congress had decided to raise a complaint in this regard to chief minister Yediyurappa and Lokayukta. Shubhad Rao had urged a high level inquiry into the matter.

MLA Sunil Kumar on Thursday July 16 denied the allegations and gave clarification on the accusations made by Congress. In a press release, Sunil Kumar said, "The design and construction contract of the building that is being built at Kukkundoor area of Karkala taluk is given to architect Pramal Kumar. The building is given to Srishti Ventures Industrial area Nandikoor in a contract which was made in 2019.

"There is clear cut clarification about trade and non-trade cement in the rules of the cement company itself. Non-trade cement and the company sells directly to customer. It cannot be resold again hence a ‘not for sale’ seal is put on the bags.

"According to the contract, the complete construction work of the building is being done by Srishti venture and I do not have any responsibility in the same. Congress and my enemies are making baseless allegations.

"Some years ago, I was accused of owning 50 trucks and doing mining business in Ballari. They also accused about the caste of my parents. They also said that I own hotels in Mumbai. So far no proof is provided by them and none of the accusations are proved.

"This is a clear tactic of blackmailing by Congress. They are making use of some people who have donned the role of journalists. I will file a defamation case against them in the court of law. I am ready to face any investigation,” he said.





Comment on this article

  • Vidyanand shetty, Karkala/pune

    Sat, Jul 18 2020

    Our MLA is one of the best in terms of all around development of Karakala..

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  • richard, sharjah/shirva

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Congress loosing everything !
    they are trained thieves and expert in pass the blame of their game!!
    Mr Sunil Kumar is sincere , honest and serve the people without any discrimination...we need like him many more for prosper our state
    Corrupt Communal Congress when will come clean to uphold Mahatma Gandhi's tag to party

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  • Manoj B, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    no need explanation everyone knows whats going on . all politicians are same we miss you late Gopal Bhandary

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  • Reshmi Salian, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    When you reject honest politicians like late Gopal Bhandary what better can be expected by these dishonest politiicians who won just because of religion and fake nationalist tags...

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  • Anees, Karkala,Dubai

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    It's really bad news,image to the former Chief Minister Constituency.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    All the politicians are same.

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Is this aNuclear SECRET?
    If we had all Like Dr. Kalam: sardar Patel.. Shastri..
    Our nation would be the major and first economy with 1.4 billions of us.
    Each and every member ..character joining politics is only to MAKE MONEY.
    who cares.?
    Look at the pathetic ROAD ..Bridges.. Loops..Fly overs.. metros.
    Pathtic..poor ..sub standard
    wh cares?
    Look at the design: the quality: the finesse..architecture?
    The quality?
    THE MOST Hopeless Structures of design and poor quality i saw compared to any part of the world..
    but see each and every NETHA.
    NO more Fingers or neck to lace the Gold.
    Children Marriage. the whole City attends.
    They own Temples to conceal the GOLD NUGGETS/TREASURES/WEALTH
    PROPERTY....in various Fictitious names..
    in millions
    what is going on?
    is this any NUCLEAR SCIENCE?
    Since Independence 1947..
    same story.
    Talk more.. do not mean what you say.
    Law is for Books.
    well this is the story in nut shell.
    but facts.

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/dxb

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    After all Lord Brahma knows the truth

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  • Santosh, udupi

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    Sunil Kumar is God fear person, when he came to middle east he gave speech about temples, traditions etc. Never talk about any development he done in his constituency. All educated andhbhakts were clapping and whistling. Jai ho

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    Pumpwell cracked because of Fake Cement ...

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  • Ramesh Kumar, Dubai

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    In his entire statement of 4 paragraphs he has only said "he does not have any responsibility in the same"...Therefore, he is honest politician.

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  • Paul, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 17 2020

    My friend no minister is honest .
    Honest ministers party will kick him.out or the public will not vote him for second term.
    Public like MP.,MLA who.only do.Bla Bla .
    Example our pumpwell Flyover MP .
    Evry minister has to.& will take a kick back let him how honest he is .
    Watch Kanada movi" Humble politician "

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 16 2020

    If it's true you will have promotion otherwise demotion

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