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BS Yeddyurappa accused of paying Rs 1,800 crore to BJP brass

DECCAN CHRONICLE WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published Mar 23, 2019, 12:39 am IST
Updated Mar 23, 2019, 3:49 am IST
Rahul Gandhi accused all BJP leaders of being “corrupt,” citing a media report.
BS Yeddyurappa
 BS Yeddyurappa

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Has the old rivalry between Karnataka’s BJP stalwarts, former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and former minister K.S Eshwarappa’s two assistants come back to haunt the Lingayat strongman, weeks before crucial Lok Sabha polls which he was banking on to catapult him back to a position of strength in the saffron party?

The controversial diary which has created a huge embarrassment to the BJP may have been reportedly given to the Congress party by Vinay Bidre — the former personal secretary to former Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council K.S. Eshwarappa.

 

On Friday, hours after the Congress party launched a blistering attack on Mr. Yeddyurappa when its president Rahul Gandhi accused all BJP leaders of being “corrupt,” citing a media report that claimed the BJP’s Lingayat vote-catcher on whom the saffron party is pinning all its hopes to win the state, had allegedly paid bribes to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore to the top party leadership, a clearly rattled BSY rubbished the claims of massive pay offs.

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