Cong demands Modi to order Lok Pal inquiry into alleged Yeddurappa diary notings of Rs 1800 Cr bribe to top BJP leadership

By India News Stream Correspondent

March 22, 2019

New Delhi:Citing a media report that former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S Yeddyurappa paid as much as ₹1,800 crore to top BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, the Opposition Congress on Friday dared the Modi Government to have the matter investigated by the newly-appointed Lokpal.

The evidence of bribe is found in the notes purportedly written by Yeddyurappa which a news magazine Caravan has published.

”Chowkidar ki chori pakri gai”(The theft by the watchman has been caught), Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala said at a press conference here, asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come clean on the issue.

He said that according to the Carvan report, Yeddyurappa had recorded the alleged payouts in a Karnataka state assembly legislator’s 2009 diary in his own hand. The diary pages note that Yeddyurappa paid Rs 1,000 crore to the BJP central committee from May 2008 to 2011, and even Rs 250 was paid to judges.

Either the Prime Minister should deny that its leadership has been bribed or he should order a probe, he said.

“Prima facie, this is a case of investigating all BJP leaders, right from the PM an.d downwards. It is a fit case to be investigated by the newly appointed Lokpal,” Mr Surjewala said.

The diary with B S Yeddyurappa’s signature on it was with the Income Tax Department since 2017, he said.

The Congress Spokesperson claimed that the Income Tax Department had approached Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to find out whether there should be an inquiry but nothing happened.

Not resigned, govt will complete full five-year term: Himachal CM

Shimla: Amid political crisis, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Wednesday said that he has not resigned and the Congress government would complete its full five-year term. After...

Pasted Chinese stickers, insulted ISRO scientists: PM Modi lambasts DMK at public rally

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down hard on Tamil Nadu’s ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for latter’s 'brazen' attempt to seek credit over the upcoming second space...

Congress expels two rebel MLAs from party in Bihar

Patna: A day after two Congress MLAs joined the BJP in Bihar, Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan said on Wednesday that the party has expelled both the...

BJP wants to crush people’s right, says Priyanka Gandhi on Himachal crisis

Shimla: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the BJP, saying it wants to "crush Himachal people's right to choose their government by misusing money power, central agencies”. Amidst...

Will Mayawati now go with BJP in Lok Sabha polls?

Lucknow: With the lone Bahujan Samaj Party MLA, Uma Shankar Singh, voting for the BJP candidate in the Rajya Sabha polls, there is now a strong buzz in political circles...

Himachal Speaker suspends 15 BJP legislators, including Leader of Opposition

Shimla: In a major political development in the ongoing crisis in Himachal Pradesh, state assembly Speaker on Wednesday suspended 15 BJP legislators, including Leader of Opposition Jai Ram Thakur. The...

Assam Congress President Rana Goswami resigns, set to join BJP

Guwahati: Assam Congress working president Rana Goswami resigned from the party on Wednesday. He is set to join the BJP very soon. In a letter addressed to K C Venugopal,...

Akhilesh Yadav warns of appropriate action against rebel SP MLAs at the right time

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) President, Akhilesh Yadav, said on Wednesday that appropriate action would be initiated against the party’s rebel MLAs at the right time. Akhilesh Yadav’s statement came a...

IUML in Kerala gets two LS seats

Thiruvananthapuram: Despite bargaining hard, the second biggest ally in the opposition Congress-led UDF, the Indian Union Muslim League ( IUML) on Wednesday got two Lok Sabha seats and the sitting...

AAP demands Chandigarh civic body repoll postponement

Chandigarh: Just hours ahead of the re-polling for the posts of Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday asked...

Veteran Gujarat Congress leader Naran Rathwa and son join BJP

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Congress suffered a setback on Tuesday as its senior leader Naran Rathwa and his son Sangram Rathwa, joined the BJP along with a group of supporters. The...

Rahul’s Cambridge visit for lectures in poll season raises many eyebrows

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has taken a five-day pause from the ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, from February 26 to March 1, and is headed to the United...

Read Previous

Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Read Next

New Zealand PM Ardern receives death threats on social media

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com