The Karnataka BJP will lodge a police complaint against Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala for his 'baseless allegations' attributed to a diary allegedly belonging to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, which the I-T department has dismissed as 'forgery document'.
Yeddyurappa on Friday said allegation by Congress leaders that he had paid Rs 1,800 crore as bribe are irrelevant and false and that the issue has been already inquired into by the Income Tax department and it has been found that documents are 'fake'.
Congress claims that documents detailing purported Rs 1800 crore pay-offs by former Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa to the BJP leadership not probed by the IT department due to pressure from the highest echelons of the Modi government, Yeddyurappa denies charges
On the Speaker's directive, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday ordered the SIT probe into the audio tape he released on February 8 to expose Yeddyurappa's alleged attempt to lure Kandakur to join the BJP.
BJP's 'Operation Lotus' gambit had paid off in Karnataka a decade ago. The phrase is once again making headlines in the state after the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition came to power in May 2018.