Did BSY stumble in his own game? Cong now launches CD attack to expose him

Did BSY stumble in his own game? Cong now launches CD attack to expose him

Submitted by Rashmi on Mon, 2017-02-13 16:07 Bengaluru: After BJP State president BS Yeddyurappa dropping a bomb against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he allegeldy gave Rs 1,000 crore to to the party high command to save his chair, the Congress leaders have now released a CD that allegedly contains "secret talk of payment to high command" between BS Yeddyurappa and Union minister Ananth Kumar as a counter-attack to the latter’s allegations. Congress leader VS Ugrappa who released the CD here on Monday alleged that both Yeddyurappa and Ananth Kumar have "confessed" to paying money to their high command in the CD. Yet, on what moral grounds he is blaming Siddaramaiah, Ugrappa asked. The CD which contains Yeddyurappa and Union minister Ananth Kumar's conversation has been recorded at the BJP core committee meeting held here on Sunday. While Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda was delivering a talk on the budget, the two leaders share a quick chat on "payment to high command". Both the leaders allegedly admit that they have given money to their high command. "But will anyone mention it in the diary? Let us take this issue to the people and they will have to explain it to the people till the elections," goes their conversation. The diary that they were mentioning allegedly notes that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah provided Rs 1,000 crore to the high command. This was found at Congress MLC Govindaraju's residence when the IT officials raided his house. Ugrappa demanded that prime minister Narendra Modi who is striving to make corruption-free nation should have an inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into the confession of BJP leaders as recorded in the CD. At the same time, he completely denied Yeddyurappa's allegations that Siddaramaiah has given money to the high command. It can be recalled here that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has challenged Yeddyurappa to produce document to justify his allegations. “If it’s proved I will resign from politics,” Siddaramaiah had said. Meanwhile, MLC Govindaraju told mediapersons that he has filed a defamation case against BS Yeddyurappa. When reporters sought to know about the diary, Govindaraju retorted that he is not aware of any diary that Yeddyurappa is claiming. "Please ask IT officials," he said. Meanwhile, questions are being raised how did the conversation that happened in a BJP core committee meeting reach the Congress leaders. Are Yeddyurappa’s detractors at play? Only time will tell. The BJP which was beaming with a strong point to attack Congress has now found itself on a wrong foot.