Though BJP leaders, including Yeddyurappa, termed the charges as “fabricated”, the Congress demanded that the findings of the media report be investigated.
Earlier today, A media report had alleged that the former Karnataka chief minister had paid Rs 1,800 crore to several senior BJP leaders, a judge and an advocate
Rahul Gandhi led his party’s attack. Citing the media the report, the Congress president tweeted — “BJP ke sare Chowkidar Chor Hai.”
The BJP refuted the allegations made in the report and attacked the Congress for “relying” on forgery to score points.
“After all the fake issues have collapsed, the desperate are now relying on forgery. The Congress campaign is in shambles. Now even forgery can’t save them. Few loose sheets given by a Congress minister is only as credible and reliable as Rahul Gandhi’s leadership skills,” BJP president Amit Shah countered the Congress’s allegation.
Yeddyurappa dismissed the allegations as “nonsense, disgusting and desperate” as he questioned the authenticity of the report.
“Absolute nonsense, disgusting and desperate efforts by Congress to release such fake diary, prove it at the earliest or face defamation case,” he tweeted.
Absolute nonsense, disgusting & desperate efforts by @INCIndia to release such fake diary, prove it at the earliest… https://t.co/8CdBzDNvEi
— Chowkidar B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) 1553250824000
Yeddyurappa alleged that the notes in the diary were found to be fake following an investigation by the officials of the Income Tax department.
He also accused the Congress of “planting” the story in media to gain political mileage in the coming elections.
“The issue is a closed chapter,” he said.
Congress demanded that the details revealed by the media report should be investigated by the Lokpal. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, addressing a press conference in New Delhi, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should come forward and clarify.
14 फरवरी 2017 को भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस ने ‘जेलबर्ड’ येदुरप्पा जी और स्वर्गवासी अनंत कुमार जी का एक वीडियो रिली… https://t.co/HTFwzHqYSn
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) 1553257022000
“Prima facie, this is a case of investigating all BJP leaders, right from the PM and downwards. “It is a fit case to be investigated by the newly appointed Lokpal,” he said.
Allegations of pay-offs to BJP leaders: BJP and Congress engage in a war of words – Times of India