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Karnataka polls: BJP aided Reddy loot, Sriramulu bribed ex-CJI, says Cong

BJP leader Sriramulu is contesting against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Badami constituency in the May 12 assembly election

IANS  |  Bengaluru/New Delhi 

Karnataka Election 2018: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media in Bengaluru
Karnataka Election 2018: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media in Bengaluru. Photo: PTI

President on Thursday attacked Prime Minister over the allegation that leader B had bribed former of India K G seeking an order favouring a mining company owned by G Janardhan Reddy.

The party, which levelled the charge, also demanded a high-level inquiry into the alleged bribery case.

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"This is how Modi and Yeddy (B S Yeddyurappa) are getting 'Reddy' to loot Fortunately, the people of will not let that happen," tweeted Gandhi as he attached a National Herald news report with a headline "Sting videos: alleges BJP's B involved in bribing then CJI in 2010".

The news report said: "Alleging that the then of India K G gave a favourable order to a mining company owned by G Janardhan Reddy a day before the CJI retired in 2010, Congress claimed on Thursday that Rs 100 crore was paid by Reddy for the order."

is contesting against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Badami constituency in the May 12 assembly election.

"Just one day before CJI retired, he passed an order in a case related to Reddy brothers mining company," Karnataka Congress tweeted quoting state's working President Dinesh Gundu Rao.

"Now several videos have been released which show how bribe deals were done btw CJI's son-in-law and Sriramulu/Reddy brothers," Karnataka Congress tweeted Rao's statement at a press conference.

"The videos that have surfaced today show how Sriramulu and middlemen Captain Reddy, Balan, Swamiji Rajnish and CJI Balakrishnan's son-in-law Sreenijan discussed bribe deals in order to get a favourable judgement from SC in the Obalipuram case," he said.

"Despite supporting corrupt and jailed leaders in their own party, the Prime Minister comes to Karnataka and levels baseless allegations against us.

"This big expose has shown how corrupt Reddy-Sriramulu gang bribed the CJI. Will and PM Modi answer?" Rao said.

 

First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 07:04 IST
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