BJP tried to persuade Kumaraswamy and offered him money: Deve Gowda

Karnataka Chief Minister, H.D. Kumaraswamy,

March 28 : Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Devegowda has revealed the secret political games of BJP, saying that the BJP tried to persuade HD Kumaraswamy to form the government in Karnataka with their support and offered a huge amount of money for party’s expenditure, but the offer was rejected.

“They (BJP) tried to persuade Kumaraswamy to form government with the support of BJP. Before the election they extended huge money for the expenditure of JD(S), they tried to persuade him to meet them in Mumbai where money was kept but Kumaraswamy refused to budge,” said the former PM.

On Thursday morning, income tax officials along with CRPF personnel carried out raids at the residences of Karnataka minor irrigation minister C.S. Puttaraju and his nephew.

The raids were also carried out at the residences of PWD minister H.D. Revanna’s close associates Narayana Reddy, Ashwath Gowda and Raya Gowda in Hassan, sources said.

Revanna’s son and former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda’s grandson Prajjwal is contesting from the Hassan Lok Sabha seat.

Condemning the raids, Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy tweeted, “PM @narendramodi’s real surgical strike is out in the open through IT dept raids. The constitutional post offer for IT officer Balakrishna helped the PM in his revenge game. Highly deplorable to use govt machinery, corrupt officials to harass opponents during election time.”

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