BS Yediyurappa audio clip: Congress will approach SC with 'new evidence' on poaching of rebel Karataka MLAs, says KC Venugopal

Congress leader KC Venugopal said on Friday that the party will approach the Supreme Court with 'new evidence' after an audio clip went viral in which Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is purportedly making remarks on poaching of Congress and JD(S) MLAs

Press Trust of India November 02, 2019 23:53:49 IST
BS Yediyurappa audio clip: Congress will approach SC with 'new evidence' on poaching of rebel Karataka MLAs, says KC Venugopal
  • In a clip which has gone viral, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappapurportedly can be heard mentioning the disqualification of rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the alleged involvement of the saffron party's central leadership

  • Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal, at a press conference said that the party is expecting the Supreme Court will view this matter very seriously and will take action accordingly

  • 'We kept saying that under the leadership of prime minister and Amit Shah, BJP is misusing all the government agencies like Enforcement Directorate, IB and CBI to poach the opposition MLAs and to destabilise the Opposition-led governments,' Venugopal said

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday attacked the BJP over an audio clip in which Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is purportedly making remarks on poaching of Congress and JD(S) MLAs, saying it will approach the Supreme Court with the "latest evidence".

In the clip that has gone viral, Yediyurappa purportedly can be heard mentioning the disqualification of rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the alleged involvement of the saffron party's central leadership.

BS Yediyurappa audio clip Congress will approach SC with new evidence on poaching of rebel Karataka MLAs says KC Venugopal

File image of Congress leader KC Venugopal. Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Congress general secretary organisation KC Venugopal, at a press conference here, alleged, "We kept saying that under the leadership of prime minister and Amit Shah, BJP is misusing all the government agencies like Enforcement Directorate, IB and CBI to poach the opposition MLAs and to destabilise the Opposition-led governments."

"Now, there is a concrete proof and it is very shocking that he is telling, Yediyuruppa is telling that the Supreme Court may give relief to the defectors and they can contest elections," the AICC in-charge of Karnataka claimed.

"We are expecting the Supreme Court will view this matter very seriously and they will take action accordingly. Anyway, the Congress party is approaching the Supreme Court with this latest evidence," Venugopal said, demanding answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the issue.

The matter of disqualification is currently being heard by the top court.

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