Yeddyurappa seen in video discussing kickbacks paid to BJP national leaders
| Updated On: 2017-02-14 04:56:38.0 | Location :
The conversation focused on how both the leaders have also paid money to the BJP high command when they were in power
A day after BJP president of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of having taken Rs 150 crore to sanction the controversial steel flyover project, alleging that Congress leaders in Karnataka paid Rs 1,000 crore to its leaders in New Delhi, the Congress party has hit back in an equal measure.
Without wasting any time, the Congress released a CD on Monday, which allegedly showed a conversation that took place between Union minister Ananth Kumar and BS Yeddyurappa. The conversation focused on how both the leaders have also paid money to the BJP high command when they were in power.
According to a report in India Today, Ananth Kumar is also heard telling Yeddyurappa that the party needs to keep the issue of Siddaramaiah allegedly accepting a bribe burning until the assembly polls in 2018.
According to The Times of India, the video is from a BJP function and sourced from a Kannada channel, when the duo engaged in a private conversation without realising that the microphone placed before them was on.
Union Statistics and Programme Implementation Minister DV Sadananda Gowda can be seen delivering his speech.
The video was released by several Congress leaders, along with five sitting ministers, in a hurriedly called press meet.
However, soon after the video was released, Yeddyurappa and Ananth Kumar attempted to “clear the air”. They demanded that the Congress released the entire footage of their conversation, and not an edited version.
“Let them (TV) show the entire conversation between me and Ananth Kumar. Let them show what we have spoken before and after the clipping,” Yeddyurappa said, The News Minute reported.