Karnataka Assembly Speaker orders SIT probe in audio clip row
Bengaluru, Feb 11 : Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday asked Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the audio clip incident.
Kumaraswamy had released an audio clip in which state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa is purportedly trying to lure a JD(S) MLA.
Just a few hours before presenting the state budget in the Karnataka Assembly on Friday, Kumaraswamy had held a press conference and told media persons about the audio clip while targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the same.
Launching a fresh attack on the BJP over charges of horse trading in Karnataka, the Congress on Saturday alleged that Yeddyurappa had offered a total of around Rs 200 crore to 18 of its MLAs, in an attempt to destabilise the ruling coalition in the state.
Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged that Yeddyurappa offered Rs 10 crore per MLA and Rs 50 crore to the Speaker.