Kumaraswamy says ready for any probe

With Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announcing a CBI probe into the alleged phone tapping case during the previous JD(S)-Congress coalition government, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday said he was ready for a probe by even an international agency.

 

The Congress, however, seemed to be a divided house. “Let them do any inquiry, whether it is a CBI inquiry or any other agency of the international standard, or let them talk to Trump (US President Donald Trump), and get it inquired through someone from his side,”

 

Kumaraswamy, who has already denied the allegations, told reporters.

While Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah has welcomed the CBI probe hoping the BJP does not use the central investigating agency for “politicalvendetta,” the Congress party on its official Twitter handle has said telephone tapping “was a lies” and a conspiracy for hate politics.

 

Kumaraswamy, who is also the JD(S) leader, hit out at the electronic media for its coverage on the issue, saying no one can do anything to him.

 

“I have been observing the conduct of electronic media, their intention and attempts are to keep Kumaraswamy away from people in state politics. They will not be successful in it,” he said.

 

Stating that he was not aware as to why his name was linked to the phone tapping case, Kumaraswamy stressed, “If I was involved, I would have panicked, I’m open there is not even an iota to point fingers at me.”

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