Nation Politics 09 Feb 2019 Bribe? not BSY&rsquo ...

Bribe? not BSY’s voice on tape, says speaker

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 9, 2019, 1:26 am IST
Updated Feb 9, 2019, 1:26 am IST
Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar dropped a bombshell, openly rejecting the claims of the CM.
B.S. Yeddyurappa
 B.S. Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru: Hours after Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy made an explosive claim that he was in possession of an audio tape in which BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa can be allegedly heard trying to convince the son of a JD(S) MLA to make his father resign and join the BJP to destabilise the coalition government, Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar dropped a bombshell, openly rejecting the claims of the CM.

Mr Ramesh Kumar while speaking to reporters after the Legislature session on Friday, said that he had heard the audio clipping (submitted by Mr Kumaraswamy). "The person who mentioned my name, also spoke about a judge, prime minister and the BJP national president. I myself will raise the issue on the floor of the Assembly. I will not allow anyone to drag in or use my name. I do not know who spoke in the audio. I am sure it is not Mr Yeddyurappa's voice," he said, adding significantly that no Congress leader or worker has lodged any complaint with him.    

 

Soon after the Speaker's statement, Union minister for programme implementation, D.V. Sadananda Gowda tweeted linking former chief minister, Siddaramaiah and said, "Mr Siddaramaiah You watch this video (of Mr Ramesh Kumar)...... You produced some fake videos and now we are presenting an original video. The person in the video is Ramesh Kumar, a respected politician of Karnataka and Speaker of the assembly and he is from the Congress party."

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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