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Karnataka election results: BJP trying to poach our MLAs, says Congress and JDS

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Ghulam Nabi Azad

Bengaluru, May 16: Amid hectic parleys for government formation in Karnataka, the  Congress and JD(S) on Wednesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to poach their MLA’s. 

“They (BJP) are poaching our MLAs, we know that. Every day there is a lot of pressure. But it not so easy because two parties have the necessary number. People are watching this ” stated Congress’s DK Shivakumar.

Speaking to media JD(S)’ Saravana said “I don’t know what they (BJP) are offering but they are trying to call our people, but they are not responding. We are all together, no one can touch our party. Our party MLAs are loyal to the party”.

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad stated: JD(S) has all the faith in their MLAs. Nobody is going to go away. Let BJP try, whatever they want to”.

Congress’ Ramalinga Reddy tells ANI,”We believe in all our MLAs. BJP is trying hard to get them. They don’t believe in democracy, BJP just wants power. All the people are happy, nobody is unhappy here”.

A day after poll results all three parties — the JD(S), the BJP and the Congress held their respective Legislature Party meetings on government formation in Karnataka.

Both Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress-supported Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy called on Vala and staked claim to form the government in the southern state.

Now all eyes are on Governor Vajubhai Vala, who will have to decide whether to call the BJP to try to form the government or go with the JD(S)-Congress alliance, having a clear majority in the 224-member Assembly.

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Congress points fingers at Doval son, seeks FDI details from Cayman Islands

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Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, Jan 17: Alleging links between NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after demonetisation and an increase in inflow of FDI into India from the territory, the Congress on Thursday demanded the Reserve Bank of India to make public the source of funds received from the tax haven.

Addressing a press conference, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said “In 2011, BJP had constituted a Committee on ‘Indian Black Money Abroad: Secret Banks and Tax Havens’. There were 4 members in this committee; National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was one of them”.

“On 8th Nov, 2016, PM @narendramodi announced Demonetisation. 21st Nov, 2016, Vivek Doval, son of Ajit Doval, opens a hedge fund called ‘GNY Asia’ in Cayman Islands. Cayman Islands is a tax haven, according to the report of BJP’s 2011 committee”.

The former Union Minister further said “GNY Asia has 2 Directors. One of them is Vivek Doval, son of NSA Ajit Doval. Another Director is Don W. Ebanks. Surprisingly, Don W. Ebanks’ name was also found in Panama Paper”.

Citing to BJP’s 2011 Committee Report, Ramesh demand the source of funds received from Cayman Islands to be published.

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Mayawati’s Nephew Akash to Join “BSP’s Movement”

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Lucknow , Jan 17: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Thursday said that her nephew Akash will join the party’s movement.

Addresing a press conference, Veteran leader stated “I will make Akash (her nephew) join BSP’s movement and give him a chance to learn”.

“Rise in the popularity of BSP and its alliance with SP has created unrest among parties and leaders who are anti-Dalits and casteist”.

In a stern message, the BSP supermo said “”Hum dabbu (timid) kism ke log nahi hain jo sun kar baith jaenge, ghabra jaenge. Uska muhtod jawab dena bhi hamein aata hai…”

Mayawati further said that “I am a disciple of Kanshi Ram ji, so to give a ‘tit for tat’ answer I will make Akash join BSP movement & make him learn. If some casteist & anti-Dalit section of media has a problem with that then let it be. Our party doesn’t care”.

“Instead of fighting us fair and square they are making absurd remarks against us and conspiring with some casteist and anti-Dalit TV channels”, She added.

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Amit Shah diagnosed with Swine Flu, admitted to AIIMS

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Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jan 16: Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) owing to swine flu infection.

BJP leader Anil Baluni on Thursday said that Shah is doing well. He will be discharged the hospital in a day or two.

Shah (54) arrived at AIIMS later in the evening on Wendesday and is under the observation of the institute’s Director Randeep Guleria.

The BJP Chief also took Twitter to inform about his health condition.

“I am infected with Swine Flu for which treatment is going on. With God’s grace and people’s love and good wishes, I hope to recover soon,” he wrote.

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