- In video, Congressmen are discussing alleged corruption through DK Shivakumar
- The video used to be tweeted Wednesday through the BJP’s Amit Malviya
- Former MP VS Ugrappa and media coordinator MA Salim had been stuck on digicam
A video of 2 Karnataka Congress leaders discussing alleged corruption through DK Shivakumar, leader of the state unit, and his friends used to be tweeted Wednesday through the BJP’s Amit Malviya, touchdown the birthday party in but extra controversy because it tries to prep for a spate of key Assembly elections subsequent yr.
Former MP VS Ugrappa and media coordinator MA Salim had been stuck on digicam talking to each and every earlier than a press convention; the dialog referenced “adjustments (from six-eight per cent to 12 per cent)” through Mr Shivakumar and to an aide of his who “made around 50-100 crores”.
In their trade the 2 additionally referred to Mr Shivakumar as a “drunkard”.
“Former Congress MP VS Ugrappa and KPCC media coordinator Salim discuss how party President DK Shivakumar takes bribes… and a close aide of his has made between 50-100 crores… They are also discussing how he stutters while talking and as if he his drunk. Interesting,” Amit Malviya wrote.
Former Congress MP V S Ugrappa and KPCC media coordinator Salim talk about how Party president DK Shivakumar takes bribes and a detailed help of his has made between 50-100 crores in assortment. They also are discussing how he stutters whilst speaking and as though he his inebriated.
Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) October 13, 2021
NDTV has now not been in a position to independently test the video.
Mr Shivakumar didn’t deny the dialog happened, however has denied any hyperlink to the allegations.
“You have shown they spoke ill against me… I will not deny it. (But) Ugrappa has give a statement… (and) I was never part of any ‘percentage’ (share in contracts),” he used to be quoted through information company PTI.
The ‘share’ is reportedly connected to scams within the state’s Irrigation Department at a time when Mr Shivakumar used to be the Irrigation Minister; this used to be when the Congress-JDS used to be in energy in Karnataka.
The Congress has spoke back through expelling MA Salim for 6 years and sending Mr Ugrappa a show-cause understand. Mr Ugrappa has clarified that Mr Salim used to be making him conscious about the BJP’s allegations.
“I came to address a press conference yesterday… our media coordinator, Salim, whispered (to me) that some people were saying DK Shivakumar’s people were taking money… this is the allegation that the BJP is making, and he was just telling me this,” he mentioned.
“After the press conference I spoke with Salim… even now you (the media) can speak to him… he made it very clear it was not his allegation… it is the allegation made by BJP and others. He told me, ‘if you take questions from the media, better you should have information… that is why I told you’.”
The two-minute-long video starts with MA Salim (within the inexperienced blouse) whispering to Mr Ugrappa.
“It was six-eight per cent (but) after DK (Shivakumar) came he made it 12 per cent. These are all some adjustments by DK… he is a scamster… his aide made around 50-100 crore. Imagine how much DK would have made… he is just a collection person,” Mr Salim may also be heard pronouncing.
To this Mr Ugrappa turns out to reply: “You don’t know… we all were adamant to make him President (of the party’s state unit). That’s why I am not saying anything. These are the reasons.”
The two then appear to talk about Mr Shivakumar’s speech.
“Whenever DK talks, he stammers a lot, just like drunkards. He drinks?” Mr Salim asks of Mr Ugrappa, to which the latter responds: “That’s what they were telling”.
“Media personnel were asking whether he (Mr Shivakumar) was drunk… the way he talks is like that,” Salim provides, “When he talks, he speaks very emotionally…”
The BJP has pushed house its level with former spokesperson S Prakash hard Mr Shivakumar’s resignation and calling for a proper inquiry into the corruption allegations.
“DK Shivakumar’s corruption… has been completely exposed… both leaders (Mr Ugrappa and Mr Salim) are strong supporters of (former Chief Minister) Siddaramaiah. This is viewed as a conspiracy by Siddaramaiah supporters… the feud between the two has been taken to new highs… DK Shivakumar must resign and there must be an inquiry,” Mr Prakash mentioned in a video of his personal.
DK Shivakumar used to be made Karnataka Congress leader in March remaining yr; the high-profile trouble-shooter changed Dinesh Gundu Rao, who resigned after the birthday party’s dismal efficiency in by-polls that noticed 11 ex Congress and JDS revolt MLAs (now with the BJP) re-elected to seats they resigned.
With enter from PTI