Kumaraswamy Alleges: BJP Offered JD(S) MLAs Rs 100 Crore, Prakash Javadekar Trashes Charge

KP Tehelka

H D Kumaraswamy of JD(S) on Wednesday alleged that the BJP was trying to poach his party’s MLAs by offering them Rs 100 crore and cabinet post in the state government.

After being elected legislature party chief at a party meeting, Kumaraswamy claimed that the BJP was using black money and cautioned it from indulging in horse trading.
“JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials?” Kumaraswamy said.

While addressing a press conference Kumaraswamy said, “I have been offered from both sides. I am not saying this loosely. There’s a black spot on my father’s career because of my decision to go with the BJP in 2004 and 2005. So God has given me opportunity to remove this black spot. So I am going with Congress,” he added.

On the other hand, Union minister Prakash Javadekar today rubbished H D Kumaraswamy’s charge that the BJP was offering Rs 100 crore to JD(S) party MLAs in its bid to form a government in Karnataka, saying it is “imaginary”.
“Rs 100 crore, Rs 200 crore figures are imaginary. The BJP is not doing anything. This is the kind of politics the JD(S) and Congress play,” he told reporters here.

“We are not in the habit of horsetrading of any kind and therefore we are going by the rule book, and we are forming the government.” “That is our confidence. We have already met the Governor and submitted our plea and we are very sure to form government, a very stable government,” he added.

When asked, that the Congress was planning to approach the Supreme Court if the Governor does not invite JD(S)-Congress to form the next government, Javadekar said,”If somebody is approaching court or anything, It is within the parameters of a democracy,” he said.

Meanwhile, BJP’ s Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala and asked him to allow him to take oath as chief minister as the party had emerged the single largest party.