BJP is exposed, says Kumaraswamy in CM's audio comments

BENGALURU: JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy said on Saturday that the BJP, as a party, was exposed by an audio clip in which Prime Minister BS Yediyurappa allegedly said that the rebel MLAs of JD-Congress ( S), which were later disqualified, were kept in Mumbai during the last days of the coalition government under the supervision of the head of BJP Amit Shah .

In the cut that has gone viral, Yediyurappa has attacked the party leaders for lack of support to save the BJP government and not recognize the sacrifice of the disqualified MLAs of the JD (S) Congress, for whom they could turn to power.

Reacting to the comments, Kumaraswamy, who was then prime minister, said he decided to file a petition in court based on the content of the cut.

We have already decided what content there is, which we will present in court, Kumaraswamy told reporters during a press program organized by the Bangalore press club.

He was referring to the case presented by the disqualified MLAs who have approached the Supreme Court against their disqualification by the then speaker K R Ramesh Kumar.

These MLAs want to challenge the polls on December 5. However, his disqualification has been brought.

In the cut, Yediyurappa can be heard expressing anguish at a recent meeting of the party in Hubballi over the opposition of local party leaders to give tickets to the disqualified MLAs of Congress-JD (S) by polls to 15 electoral districts of the assembly.

Commenting on the audio, Kumaraswamy said he will not demand any investigation because he has reservations about the result.

Any questions will not help. Based on what the former Central Commissioner of Surveillance, N Vittal, wrote about the operation of the research agencies in his book, I am convinced that nothing will happen, Kumaraswamy added.

In stating that the BJP as a part was exposed after the video, Kumaraswamy said: Now Yediyurappa himself has revealed the truth.

The prime minister had said he never tried to bother the coalition government and that he fell alone, Kumaraswamy said.

He (has now) stated that his own national president (Amit Shah) took these 15 MLAs, forced them to resign from the Assembly, kept them in Mumbai for two months only to install the BJP government here, the former chief minister alleged .

In his recent statement in Belagavi that he did not want the current government to collapse, Kumaraswamy said he wanted the relief work to continue in the region affected by the floods and that any attempt to overthrow the government will negatively impact flood victims .

He explained that his only argument was that if the government becomes destabilized, the president's rule will be imposed on people, which will make it difficult for the administration to carry out relief work and distribute compensation for flood victims.

It will eventually aggravate the problem of farmer suicide, he said.

To a question, if he would shake hands with the BJP for the good of the people to avoid midterm elections, Kumaraswamy said he has never said he will support the BJP.

My point is that I will answer the call of the people. I will support those who fight for the welfare of the people, Kumaraswamy added.