After Karnataka Chief Minsiter H D Kumaraswamy claimed on February 8 in assembly on BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa trying to woo ministers, Yeddyurappa partially admitted to his actions on February 10.
Yeddyurappa at his party office in Hubbali on February 10 said, “Yes, it is true that Sharangouda came and met me at 12:30 (AM) at the circuit house in Devadurga where I was staying and we discussed some things. Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has induldged in third grade politics by sending Sharangouda to carry out a sting on me.
Earlier on February 8, Sharangouda Kandkur at a press conference said, “I was concerned by their efforts to topple the pro-farmer government. I handed over the audio tape conversation to the Chief Minister.”
The sensational audio clip released by the Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy ahead of the state’s budget session revealed about Yeddyurappa trying to bribe Sharangouda and make his father Naganagouda Kandkur to quit Janata Dal (Secular) and join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Karnatak CM claims, Yeddyurappa had offered Rs. 25 crores and a minister post to Sharangouda for his father on the night of February 7 at the circuit house.
After the audio call came to the fore, Yeddyurappa on February 8 had denied of any such incident ever happened on the previous night.
However, in the 224-seat Karnataka assembly, the ruling JD(S)-Congress is strengthened with 117 MLAs while the opposition BJP has 104 MLAs.