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BJP trying to topple the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka: Congress

In the audio clip that was released yesterday, BS Yeddyurappa- Karnataka BJP Chief was allegedly persuading the JD(S) MLA to defect the party.


New Delhi| A day after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy released an audio clip allegedly of BJP Karnataka Chief BS Yeddyurappa luring Congress lawmakers, the Congress central leadership has said that it will take up the issue in the parliament next week. In a press conference, Congress said that the Karnataka BJP is conspiring to topple the government.

In the audio clip that was released yesterday, BS Yeddyurappa was allegedly persuading the JD(S) MLA to defect the party and “come to Bombay”. He was even heard offering him 10 crores. Allegedly, he further said in the tape that if at any legal problem happens, the top leadership of Congress can manage the judiciary.

Congress urged that the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi take suo moto cognizance of the matter. Congress leaders KK Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are directly involved in this and are trying to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka.

“The state government is being destabilised by the national government,” Venugopal alleged. Adding to it, Surjewala said, “Since Yeddyurappa is heard saying that Amit Shah will manage judges, the CJI should take suo moto cognisance of attempts to defame the judiciary.”

He said the party will rake up the issue in Parliament on Monday. The Budget Session is presently on and would conclude on February 13.

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