Amidst the ongoing political vendetta in Karnataka, the blame game in the south Indian state continues between the state government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Aravind Limbavali BJP MLA from Mahadevpur on Monday alleged that the BJP is in possession of a videotape where Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is seen demanding Rs 25 crore bribe from aspirants for the MLC seat.
The allegations come to foreground after Kumaraswamy on Friday hitting at PM Narendra Modi and BJp President Amit Shah alleged that the state BJP leaders have “booked the Speaker for Rs 50 crore”.
“When the party was deciding on MLC nomination, Kumaraswamy had demanded Rs 25 crore from one of the aspirants and we have video proof of it,” MLA Aravind Limbavali claimed.
“We will request the Speaker to view the videotape in his chambers. Chief Minister Kumaraswamy can also come along and explain himself. He is making false allegations against the BJP. They (JD(S)) have got mimicry artists to record this video. We have video proof,” Limbavali added.
Earlier, Kumaraswamy had alleged that BJP leaders were trying to poach Congress and JD(S) MLAs. The Karnataka CM added that the BJP releasing two audio clips in which voices purported to be BS Yeddyurappa and two other BJP leaders were trying to lure Gurmitkal JD(S) MLA Nagangouda Kankur’s son Sharangouda into their fold.