Bengaluru: Day after being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate after the Congress and JD(S) got into an alliance to form the new government in Karnataka, JD(S) legislative party leader H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused the BJP of offering Rs 100 crore and cabinet posts to some of his party MLAs (lawmakers).
“JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?” Kumaraswamy said at a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Son of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy further said that he has an “offer” from the BJP, but he will not “betray” his father Deve Gowda again.
“I have been offered from both sides. I am not saying this loosely. There's a black spot on my father's career because of my decision to go with the BJP in 2004 and 2005. So God has given me opportunity to remove this black spot. So I am going with Congress,” Kumaraswamy said.
With 104 seats BJP emerged as the largest party in Karnataka while the Congress was voted out of power on Tuesday. But the political situation in the state changed when the Congress and JD(S) announced a surprise alliance to form the government.