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Ananth Kumar demands probe into K’taka CM’s luxury watch

Accusing Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah of turning a ‘capitalist’ for possessing a luxury watch, Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Tuesday demanded a impartial probe into the “watch scam”.

The senior BJP leader also asked Siddaramaiah to explain how he possessed the watch when he being a public servant cannot accept a gift valued more than Rs 400.

“It is very unfortunate that Siddaramaiah who comes from socialist background has become a capitalist. An impartial inquiry should be ordered in this watch scam,” Kumar said. The controversy was stoked by JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy after which the Chief Minister disclosed that the expensive watch was gifted to him by his close friend Dr Girish Chandra Verma who visited India last July.

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