Down south in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of B.S. Yeddyurappa is in the middle of a controversy. Given events in the state over the past few years, that wouldn’t make the news. Except that the chief minister has chosen to tackle allegations of favouritism in the allotment of government land to his sons in two ways. The first is to simply refute them. The second is to threaten to reopen files involving all allotments of land over the past 10 years. At varying periods in the past decade, the Janata Dal (Secular) as well as the Congress, BJP’s main rivals in Karnataka, have been in power in the state. Yeddyurappa’s move is smart, but at the same time, hints at a series of wrongdoings. Maybe someone should file a request for information under the Right to Information Act and review land allotments in the state—including those by the current government.