JD(S) MLAs Rs 100 crore by BJP, alleges Kumaraswamy

JD(S) Karnataka unit chief H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach his party’s lawmakers by offering them Rs 100 crore and the lure of cabinet post in the state government.

Addressing a press conference after being elected legislature party chief at a high-profile meeting, Kumaraswamy claimed the BJP was using black money and cautioned the saffron outfit from indulging in horse trading.

“JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?” Kumaraswamy said.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka BJP legislators elected B S Yeddyurappa as the legislative party leader on Wednesday, party spokesman S Shantharam said while addressing media persons.

“The party has chosen me. I have given the letter to the Governor and he would call me. That is what I am hoping. He told me that he will take an appropriate decision. I’ll inform you after I receive the letter from the Governor,” said Yeddyurappa after meeting the Governor, ANI reported.


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