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HD Kumaraswamy releases audio clips to expose BJP’s poaching game in Karnataka

In a surprise twist to the politics in Karnataka that could have repercussions on national politics ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, hours before presenting the state budget, called for a press conference and released an audio clip exposing the BJP's "Operation Lotus". The audio clip is a conversation between the state’s BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurrappa and JD(S) MLA Naganagowda Kandkur’s son Sharana where the BJP made an offer of Rs. 25 lakh and offered ministerial berth to the MLA’s father. 
 
Speaking to reporters at a press conference, Kumaraswamy said that the calls mentions “the name of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and other heads of institutions.” Explaining about the BJP’s modus operandi, he said that the Saffron Party does not contact the MLAs directly but gets in touch with a close aide who can or is in a position to influence the MLA. 
 
Kumaraswamy also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for encouraging his “friends” to demolish India’s democracy through such sick tactics. “I demand the Prime Minister to show his real face,” he said, speaking to reporters adding that anti-BJP allies will expose the truth of the Prime Minister in Parliament.”
 
Meanwhile, JD(S) Chief H.D. Deve Gowda tweeted: Our promise: FarmersLoanWaiver - Status: Ongoing 

Modi’s promise: Ram Mandir, Clean Ganga, Interlinking of rivers,15Lakh into bank accounts… -Status: Never 

‘Ongoing’ is a better status to be in than ‘Never’. The only ‘Ongoing’ status in BJP is ‘Operation Lotus’'attempt in Karnataka,” targeting the BJP’s poaching game. With such tapes making their way into the media, looks like there’s more in store for the BJP in South. 
 
Meanwhile, B.S. Yeddyurrappa charged at Kumaraswamy government stating that “the Karnataka Congress-JD(S) government has lost the trust of the people. Loan waiver has not helped farmers, irrigation projects are competed neglected.” He added that he BJP leaders in Karnataka Assembly will not disrupt the session and allow the ruling part to pass the Budget.

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