Congress to submit Yediyurappa audio tape before SC today; CM says misquoted on tape
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Congress has claimed that it has proof of the ‘Operation Kamala’ and it will submit the audio tape of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediurappa to the Supreme Court today.
“Tomorrow morning the Congress will submit an audio tape of BS Yediyurappa to the Supreme Court,” said Dinesh Gundu Rao, while speaking to media persons.
“I think you all are aware of the latest video of BS Yediyurappa related to poaching of Congress and JD-S MLAs. We have always said the BJP is misusing government agencies to poach MLAs. Now it is established beyond doubt. We will approach the Supreme Court with the evidence,” KC Venugopal, Congress general secretary, told reporters.
Meanwhile, Yediyurappa on Sunday accused the Congress of deteriorating his remarks on the rebel MLAs.
In the video, which was allegedly shot during his meeting with party workers in Hubli, Ydeiyurappa claims that the decision of the 17 Congress and JD(S) MLAs to resign which led to the fall of the Kumaraswamy government was taken by the central leadership of the BJP and the party workers should ‘honour’ that sacrifice.
“Today, I did not feel that you people are trying to save this government after the way you spoke ... We did not speak about the issue of disqualified MLAs till now because we are expecting the Supreme Court judgment. We are expecting that they may get relief from the court and they will get the chance to contest,” Yediyurappa can be heard saying in the video.
Meanwhile, the Congress has claimed that it has proof of the ‘Operation Kamala’ and it will submit the audio tape of Yediurappa to the Supreme Court on Monday.
The HD Kumaraswamy-led government collapsed in July this year after 17 of its MLAs submitted their resignation. They were later disqualified by the Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar and were barred from contesting polls for the duration of the assembly, which ends in 2023.
The Election Commission of India had earlier deferred the assembly by-polls in Karnataka to December 5 as the case pertaining to the disqualification of 17 MLAs was being heard in the Supreme Court.
(With agency inputs)
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