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Yeddyurappa offered Rs 10 crore for each of our 18 MLAs: Congress

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Launching a fresh attack on the BJP over charges of horse trading in Karnataka, the on Saturday alleged that BJP's BS had offered at total of around Rs 200 crore to 18 of its MLAs, in an attempt to destabilise the ruling coalition in the state.

leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressed a press conference here and alleged that had offered Rs 10 crore per MLA and Rs 50 crore to the

The allegation comes a day after H D Kumaraswamy released an audio clip in which BJP's is purportedly trying to lure a JD(S) MLA. Just a few hours before presenting the state budget in the Assembly, Kumaraswamy held a press conference and told media about the audio clip, targeting Narendra Modi

KC Venugopal said today, "It (audio clips) states that BS Yeddyurappa is offering Rs 10 crore per MLA and in his deliberation, it is clear there are 18 MLAs. Therefore it comes at the rate of around Rs 200 crore. He is offering 12 MLAs the post, 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 and ji for managing here and there through Yeddyurappa himself," he added.

Surjewala also said, "In what capacity is the BJP and former discussing approaching judges to get the case right? and given them such assurances? Has the SC become a 'jebi dukaan' of BJP?".

Meanwhile, Kumaraswamy on Friday removed MLA Dr from the post of the of the and replaced him with

Meanwhile, Congress MLA from has been appointed as the of Development Board.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 12:36 IST
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