Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday calling the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) a 'dynastic' party, criticised Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for reportedly saying those who don't get a square meal join the army and become jawans.
The raids since March 28 fetched unaccounted cash of Rs 8.14 crore and unaccounted jewellery worth Rs 1.69 crore, the department stated in the letter adding that no MLA, MLC or minister was searched in the said proceedings.
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'.
The political war over charges of horse-trading had escalated in Karnataka Friday with Kumaraswamy releasing an audio clip in which Yeddyurappa is purportedly trying to lure a JD(S) MLA for destabilising the coalition government.
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.