BJP Karnataka chief and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today strongly refuted Congress allegations of bribing BJP top leaders to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore, when he was the Chief Minister.
Yeddyurappa rejected the allegations and claimed the report was “planted by the Congress to gain mileage in the upcoming elections”. He said that the issues raised by Congress about alleged payment of crores of rupees had been already inquired and the documents were found to be fake. He added that IT department officials have already probed the issue to find the documents, signatures and handwritten notes are forged.
“I-T Department officials have already proved that the documents are forged and fake. Issues raised by Congress leaders are irrelevant and false. I’m discussing with the senior advocates to file a defamation case against the concerned person also,” he said.
He tweeted this as absolute nonsense, disgusting & desperate efforts by @INCIndia to release such fake diary, prove it at the earliest or face defamation case.
He said Congress and its leaders were bankrupt of `issues and ides’ and said they didn’t have any development issues to discuss. He lamented that realizing their defeat in 2019 was imminent they were running `malicious campaign’.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah tweeted “After all the fake issues have collapsed, the desperate are now relying on forgery. The Congress campaign is in shambles. Now even forgery can’t save them.
Few loose sheets given by a Congress minister, is only as credible and reliable as Rahul Gandhi’s leadership skills.
Yeddyurappa was referring to a report published in Caravan that carried contents of a diary, purportedly belonged to Yeddyurappa and held details of a transaction between him and other party leaders.
The report says that the Yeddyurappa had recorded the alleged payouts in a Karnataka state assembly legislator’s 2009 diary, in Kannada, in his own hand. The copies of the diary pages note that Yeddyurappa paid Rs 1,000 crore to the BJP central committee; Rs 150 crore each to finance minister Arun Jaitley and transport minister Nitin Gadkari, Rs 100 crore to home minister Rajnath Singh, and Rs 50 crore each to senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.