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Congress demands EC, CBI probe into Yeddyurappa's purported audio clip

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has alleged that BJP was offering money up to Rs 450 crore to ensure switch over of 18 JD(S) MLAs in and demanded a probe by the and into it.

leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep addressed a press conference on Saturday claiming that there was an audio clip in which BS is purportedly trying to lure a JD(S) MLA.

"Did the money come from or Or, which deal did it come? Whether it is a case of money laundering or black money, a case will be filed against those who have attempted to topple the government in Karnataka," said Surjewala.

In a press statement, Surjewala further said: "Will PM Modi promise registration of a case in Prevention of Corruption Act and Black Money Act against BS and other party leaders? Will PM Modi conduct ED/raids and register cases against BS and other BJP leaders? If not, would it not establish the direct complicity of PM Modi and in this entire corrupt racket?"

"In what capacity is the and former discussing how to approach judges of the to get the case right? and given them such assurances? Has the become a 'jebi dukaan' of BJP?" he added.

Speaking on the same lines, KC Venugopal said: "It (audio clips) states that BS Yeddyurappa is offering Rs 10 crore per MLA and in his deliberation, it is clear that there are 18 MLAs. Therefore, it comes at the rate of around Rs 200 crore. He is offering ministerial posts to 12 MLAs, and six were offered posts in different boards."

"He (Yedyurappa) is also offering election expenses to MLAs after they resign. They are offering Rs 50 crore to the for not disqualifying his MLAs. Clippings are referring to the names of Amit Shah and ji for managing here and there through Yeddyurappa himself," he added.

Meanwhile, Kumaraswamy on Friday removed MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav Warehouse Corporation chairmanship and replaced him with Congress MLA from has been appointed as the of Development Board.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 14:33 IST