Bangalore (Agencies): In a move to blunt the Opposition onslaught against his government on alleged corruption, Karnataka Chief Minister has declared his assets in line with the diktat by the BJP central leadership. He also dared Devegowda’s family to present  proof of the corruption charges leveled against him and said that he would resign if latter presents evidence.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa also declared that neither he as the CM nor any of his family members have any accounts in  Swiss banks or in any other country's tax havens.

As on January 31, 2011, Yeddyurappa had bank balance of nearly Rs 33.5 lakh and household goods, furniture and electronic items worth Rs 10.45 lakh.

He furnished the statement of assets and liabilities, in a declaration yesterday to BJP President Nitin Gadkari.

"Hope you may find the above (the statement) as per the order required," he said in the letter to Gadkari, which was released to the media by the Chief Minister's secretariat
on Sunday.

The declaration comes amid repeated allegations of corruption and nepotism in land denotification and deals levelled against Yeddyurappa and his family members, as also the government by JDS and Congress, and BJP's clamour at the central level for bringing back black money stashed abroad.

Yeddyurappa listed agriculture and non-agriculture properties owned by him, along with gold and diamond jewellery and silverware vessels and ornaments, but did not mention the
value of these assets.

He has silverware vessels and ornaments (own and gift items) weighing 76 kg, compared to 25 kg when he filed his affidavit before the Election Commission on April 24, 2008, during filing of nominations for the Assembly elections.

The Chief Minister, whose prosecution on corruption charges was sanctioned by Governor H R Bhardwaj in a controversial action recently, has gold and diamond jewellery weighing 2596 grams, up from 1,600 grams in April 2008.

He owns 18.23 acres of agriculture land in his native Shikaripura taluk and an independent house on a 50X80 plot here, allotted by Bangalore Development Authority in 1997.

Yeddyurappa has two residential buildings in Shikaripura, where he also owns 9.12 acres of agriculture land which was converted for industrial purpose.

Facing intense Opposition heat, the BJP government has ordered a judicial enquiry into land denotification, an issue which the anti-corruption body Lokayukta is also probing.

On February 1, pledging to set an example in the fight against black money, BJP-led NDA had said it would direct its Chief Ministers and senior most leaders to declare to the government that they had no money stashed abroad.

The Opposition alliance had also said its leaders should detail their assets and tell the government that it can "seize any black money they have."

Yeddy dares Devegowda

Responding to Devegowda's son Revanna's allegations, the Chief Minister clarified that he has submitted all the documents to Lokayukta and to the judicial commission.

Revanna alleged that Yeddyurappa has illegally acquired thousand of crores of property.
Clarifying that he has produced all the necessary documentation, Yeddyurappa said Devegowda's family should produce proof in 24 hours. "I have submitted all documents to the Lokayukta and to the Judicial commission. I request Devegowda's family to present any proof they have to prove the charges levelled against me," said Yeddyurappa.

JDS alleged that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his family members bought 118 acres of agricultural land since 2005 despite having average non-agricultural income of more than Rs two lakh per annum each, in violation of land reforms act.

The retaliation by JDS comes after the Yeddyurappa Government recently ordered inquiries into some land transactions involving former Prime Minister HD Devegowda, allegedly in violation of Karnataka Land Reforms Act Section 79 A and 79 B.