MHA Seeks Report on Kumaraswamy CD Issue

New Delhi
MHA Seeks Report on Kumaraswamy CD Issue

The Home Ministry today sought a report from Karnataka government on JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing cash-for-seats with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant.

"We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident," a Home Ministry official said.

Kumaraswamy is mired in a controversy after Saturday's release of an audio CD about him telling the supporters of MLC seat aspirant Vijugowda Patil, a JD(S) leader from Bijapur district, about the demand for money from his party MLAs.

In the CD whose clips were played on Kannada TV channels, Kumaraswamy, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, was heard telling the supporters of Patil that "each MLA (of JD-S) is asking for one crore. They are saying you make anybody the MLC..."

Kumaraswamy had yesterday defended himself, saying it had been blown out of proportion as if he had "committed a sin"..

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