Bengaluru, May 16: In a dramatic turn of events after Assembly election results 2018 threw up a hung assembly, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday claimed that the BJP offered Rs 100 crore to some Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs.
Addressing media, Kumaraswamy said JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?, he asked.
“I have been offered from both sides. I am not saying this loosely. There’s a black spot on my father’s career because of my decision to go with the BJP in 2004 & 2005. So God has given me opportunity to remove this black spot. So I am going with Congress”, the JD(S) leader added.
JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?: HD Kumaraswamy, JD(S) #KarnatakaElections2018 pic.twitter.com/d157SS30E5
— ANI (@ANI) May 16, 2018
“BJP’s Ashwamedha Yatra started in North, the horses have been stopped in Karnataka. This verdict is to stop the Ashwamedha Yatra”.
On being asked whether Union minister Prakash Javadekar, the BJP’s election observer in Karnataka, has approached him, Kumaraswamy said, “Who is Javadekar? Who is that gentleman?”
“This is a bogus news. No Javadekar, no BJP leader has met me till now”, he added.
The JD(S) leader also warned the BJP over Operation Kamal, saying “Forget ‘Operation Kamal’ being successful, there are people who are ready to leave the saffron party and come with us. If you try to poach one from ours, we’ll do the same & take double from you. I’m also telling the Governor to not take any decision which encourages horse-trading.
Kumaraswamy informed media that JD(S) along with state Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President (G Parameshwara), will once again meet Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala.
All eyes are on Vajubhai Vala as the poll verdict led to a hung assembly on Tuesday – with the BJP winning 104 seats, Congress 78 and JD(S) clinching 37 seats.