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Audio tape is Karnataka CM's conspiracy against Yeddyurappa: BJP

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

The opposition in has alleged that the audio tape released by last week was a conspiracy hatched by him against BJP

"The audio tape having Yeddyurappa's alleged conversation with the son of a is part of a conspiracy hatched by Kumaraswamy who is facing severe trust deficit from legislators of his party (JD-S) and its coalition partner, the Congress," said state BJP in a statement here on Monday.

The purported audio tape in Kannada is said to be a conversation recorded on February 7 between Yeddyurappa and Gurumitkal Naganagouda Kandakur's son at a guest house at Devadurga in the district, about 480km northeast of the state capital.

According to the contents of the audio tape, Yeddyurappa attempted to lure Kandakur to join the BJP by "paying" an unspecified amount to and allegedly bribing to prevent him from invoking the against the JD-S member (Kandakur).

Yeddyurappa on Sunday again claimed that the audio tape was fabricated and its content doctored.

"The making of the audio clip and releasing it in Bengaluru on February 8 by Kumaraswamy in the presence of is a well-planned plot to tarnish the reputation of Yeddyurappa and the BJP," Kumar, who is also a member of the state legislative council, said in the statement.

On Sunday night, a BJP supporter, filed a criminal complaint with the station against Kumaraswamy and his associates, accusing them of committing offences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 65 of the Act.

"We hope the police will investigate the conspiracy and press criminal charges against Kumaraswamy and his associates, and bring them to justice," Kumar said.

Kumar has also urged the to constitute a special investigation team to probe the audio tape and submit its report in 15 days.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:04 IST