New Delhi/Bengaluru: The magazine reports: “Local media had, at the time, widely reported a turf war between Yeddyurappa and senior BJP leaders in the state, such as Ananth Kumar and KS Eshwarappa. (Kumar died in 2018.) Journalists reported at the time that the personal assistants of these politicians were scrambling to secure their opponents’ papers—Yeddyurappa’s personal assistant allegedly attempted to kidnap his counterpart in Eswharappa’s office. During this time, Yeddyurappa’s personal staff procured his diary, which then reached the hands of other leaders likes Ananth Kumar, according to the senior official’s note.
“One of the copies of it was also given to DK Shivakumar and other leaders to raise the issue at the appropriate forum,” the senior IT official’s note said. Kumar had not gone to press with the pages as his “relationship with Yeddyurappa was good,” the official wrote,” the magazine reports
The diary as seen in the magazine reportedly contains Yeddyurappa’s signature in Kannada. Sources privy to the conspiracy told DC that some leaders, including the Central leaders in the BJP, Yeddyurappa and his sons were allegedly cautioned that the diary was being handed over to the Congress and these leaders did nothing to stop the political avalanche that may cost Yeddyurappa his career in politics.
Vinay, according to top sources allegedly handed over the diary by Yeddyurappa’s former personal secretary N.R. Santosh - his one time close friend turned abductor, who rejoined Mr Yeddyurappa’s office on Friday. “Vinay and Santosh were thick friends and Santosh had given him the original diary, which reportedly had personal notings of his alleged financial transactions for safe keeping,” said the source.