Congress launched a fresh attack on BJP over charges of horse trading in Karnataka on Saturday.
The Congress spokesperson KC Venugopal alleged that BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa had offered a total of around Rs 200 crore to 18 of its MLAs in an attempt to split the ruling coalition in the state.
In a press conference at New Delhi,Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala also alleged that Yedyurappa also tried to make a deal with the speaker for 50 crore.It is also notable that the allegations comes a day after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy released an audio clip in which BJP’s Yeddyurappa is purportedly trying to lure JD(S) MA.
Before the budget section in Karnataka assembly,Kumaraswamy held a press conference and talk about the audio clip before media.
“The audio clips states that BD yeddyurappa is offering Rs 10 crore per MLA and in his deliberation,it is clear there are 18 MLAs. Therefore it comes at the rate of around Rs 200 crore.He is offering 12 MLAs the minister post,six were offered chairman posts in dfferent boards and 50 crore to the speaker for not disqualifying his MLAs.Clippings are referring to the names of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi Ji for Managing here and there through Yeddyurappa himself,”said KC Venugopal
Surjewala also questioned the BJP Karnataka presidents talks regarding approaching Supreme Court, asked”Has the SC become a ‘jebi dukaan’ of BJP?.”