The caravan magazine has come out with a sensational expose that is bound to rattle the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections beginning on April 11 . The Congress party at a press conference used the magazine report to hit back hard at the BJP.
Citing the report to claim that BS Yeddyurappa made payoffs amounting to Rs 1,800 crore to top BJP leaders. “Yeddyurappa recorded these alleged payouts in a Karnataka state assembly legislator’s 2009 diary, in Kannada, in his own hand…. The copies of the diary pages note that Yeddyurappa paid the BJP Central Committee Rs 1,000 crore; that he paid the finance minister Arun Jaitley and the transport minister Nitin Gadkari Rs 150 crore each; that he gave the home minister Rajnath Singh Rs 100 crore; and that he paid the BJP stalwart LK Advani and the senior party leader Murli Manohar Joshi Rs 50 crore each. Besides this, the entry notes, Yeddyurappa paid Rs 10 crore for ‘Gadkari’s son’s marriage’,” the Caravan report says.
Congress , Communications – in charge , Randeep Surjewala said “We have caught a theft and the thief. BJP leaders have been caught in a corruption case.”
Surjewala said while reading the contents of the diary which holds details of a transaction between BS Yeddyurappa and BJP leaders.
Congress Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also shared a report published by The Caravan which cites a diary to claim that BS Yeddyurappa made pay outs of over Rs 1,800 crore to the BJP’s national leaders such as Jaitley, Gadkari among others, while he was Karnataka CM.
Jab andhera hota hai, aadhi raat ke baad
Ek shor nikalata hai kaali si sadak pe
Yeh aawaaz aati hai chor chor chor chor chor chor chor….
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) March 22, 2019