Moodabidri: Ex-MLA Abhayachandra has accused me of an illegal income of Rs 500 crore. MLA Umanatha Kotyan said in a press conference that despite making an illegal income of Rs 500 crore, I am ready to come to the constituencies like Hanumanta Temple and Dharamsthala.
Abhayachandra is an elder, who has been an MLA from this constituency for twenty years. I have been paying special respect to him since the day I was elected as an MLA. I gave him a place in my heart. But for the last few days, he has been abusing me. Abuse me but respect my position as a representative and MLA of two and a half lakh people of this constituency. He said that this is not an insult to me, it is an insult to the people of the entire constituency.
It’s true that I was born and brought up poor, but I don’t have to be poor, I was a small-scale contractor before becoming an MLA and still have small businesses. That’s where the income comes in. I have given information about my income to Lokayukta, Election Commission.
In the last five years, I have done two thousand crores in development work in the field. The people of the constituency know what I mean, but calling an MLA singularly does not bring glory to Abhay’s seniority, he said that the people of the constituency will answer for all this.