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Yeddyurappa dismisses audio clips released on him by CM as

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

BJP B S rubbished as "fake" and "a concocted story" audio clips released by state H D about his alleged bid to lure an MLA to topple the Congress-JD(S) government.

Shortly after released the clips, Yeddyurappa said he had not met anyone to woo JD(S) lawmaker as alleged and that the charge against him was "far from the truth."

Yeddyurappa said he went to Devadurga, where the MLA's son claimed to have met him and recorded the conversation, to visit a temple and flew back to the city.

had "concocted" the story to hide his failures and inability to keep the JD(S) and flock together, Yeddyurappa told reporters here.

"It is a fake audio... I have not met anyone. Kumaraswamy is trying to hide his failures. This is a drama," Yeddyurappa said.

He said the had lost the trust of the people and had "no moral right" to continue in office.

"Kumaraswamy himself is a He is an expert in voice recording.... whatever the charge he has made is baseless," Yeddyurappa said.

He also dismissed a claim by the that he had spoken in the audio about a "Rs 50 crore" offer to the

"I will retire from if it (the allegation) is proved...If I had spoken like this (about the speaker), if it is proved... I will resign as an MLA and quit

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 11:45 IST