Jnanpith awardee UR Ananthamurthy, revenue minister V Srinivas Prasad, medical education minister Sharana Prakash Patil and social activist SR Hiremath are agriculturists. Higher education minister RV Deshpande is a Dalit and Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhas Adi and top civil service officials Latha Krishna Rau, Gangaram Baderia, KSR Charan Reddy are jobless.
All these manipulated caste and income certificates were issued at the Belgaum tahsildar’s office. This was disclosed by BJP leader K S Eshwarappa, while exposing the operations of touts securing bogus caste, income and profession certificates in the Assembly during zero hour.
House leader SR Patil said if the allegations are found to be true, action will be initiated against the erring staff.