Senior Congress member and chief of the Opposition Siddaramaiah and senior Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) chief BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday dismissed JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy’s declare that each the leaders had secret late evening assembly.
Kumaraswamy on Tuesday alleged that two others who occupied the highest publish within the chair had been holding conferences on account of which the Earnings Tax (I-T) raids had been unleashed in an effort to “control” Yediyurappa.
“I had gone to meet Yediyurappa on his birthday. I had not met him personally as chief minister or as the Leader of Opposition. I have not met him (personally) till today. We both were in the same hospital when we were infected by Corona, even then we had not met,” Siddaramaiah stated.
The Congress chief stated that it was truly Kumaraswamy who held a number of conferences with Yediyurappa when the latter was the chief minister. Terming the claims as ‘blatant lies’, Siddaramaiah stated that he would retire from politics if Kumaraswamy can show that he had met Yediyurappa.
Yediyurappa additionally took to social media to garbage the claims made by his predecessor.
“Other than my birthday on February 27, 2020, I have not personally met Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah. I have no need to have such a meeting. We in the party are working to bring BJP back to power in the state,” Yediyurappa stated in a publish on Twitter.
He added that his solely aim was to convey again BJP to energy in 2023 and has been engaged on the identical.
“I have never compromised on the ideology that I have believed in, and will never compromise in the future. As Siddaramaiah has clarified that no such meeting has taken place, I’m too clarifying that the reports in the media in this regard are far from truth and meaningless,” Yediyurappa added.
The claims and denial come at a time when the three main political events in Karnataka are gearing up for the October 30 bypolls in Hanagal and Sindgi that has evolving into an enormous electoral battle for all of the outfits within the state.
Kumaraswamy has been actively making statements towards the Congress and the BJP as the previous Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda-led occasion is shrug off the tab that it’s in a tacit alliance with the saffron outfit to tackle the Congress, which they each take into account the widespread enemy.
The latest IT raids on shut associates of Yediyurappa had given the political opposition one other alternative to assault BJP and its inside rumblings which had led to the 78-year-old stepping down from the highest publish on July 26.
Kumaraswamy on Tuesday hinted that the IT raids on Yediyurappa was a part of a attainable ₹20,000 crore irrigation rip-off, as alleged even by BJP legislator AH Vishwanath.
“Anyone with the slightest understanding of politics can understand that the recent IT raids were for what reasons. IT raids were with a political motive and it is to control or checkmate Yediyurappa as both (Siddaramaiah and Yediyurappa) had a late night meeting about political developments, and the BJP that has government both at the centre and state got to know about it from their sources, and probably have tightened things,” Kumaraswamy had stated.
Although the three chief ministers have spared no alternative to criticise the opposite, they’ve labored collectively up to now as JD(S) has allied with each nationwide events on the state degree in addition to smaller district, zilla and taluka items.
Karnataka’s politics has been outlined, lately, by coalition constructing talents by means of which Siddaramaiah, Deve Gowda and Yediyurappa have remained related in state politics and have seldom allowed Delhi to dictate phrases.