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Karnataka CM for probe into authenticity of audio tape

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Calling for an inquiry into the audio tape to ascertain if its voice was that of B.S. Yeddyurappa, Karnataka on Saturday offered to quit if it was proved fake and fabricated.

"I call for an inquiry into the audio tape voice, in which names of (K.R. Ramesh Kumar), and were mentioned. Let truth prevail," Kumaraswamy told reporters at Dharmasthala, about 300 km from here.

Yeddyurappa on Friday termed fake the audio tape in which a voice likened to his allegedly lured Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to join the BJP through his son

Quoting Sharanagouda, Kumaraswamy said here on Friday that Yeddyurappa had told the former to go for collecting payment from his son as a price for Kandakur's defection to the BJP.

Clarifying that he did not say that the voice in the tape he released on Friday was that of Yeddyurappa, the accused the BJP of trying to destabilise his 8-month-old coalition government by luring legislators of the JD-S and allies.

Refuting Kumaraswamy's charge, Yeddyurappa said he would resign as a and quit if the voice in the tape was proved to his.

Admitting that he was basically film producer, Kumaraswamy said he did not do anything like the state BJP leaders who fabricated an audio tape in his voice in a scam.

The was at the pilgrim town to unveil public welfare schemes on the occasion of the anointment (maha-mastakabhisheka) of Jain seer Bahubali.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 23:52 IST
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