In a shocking development, the Congress on Friday released an audio tape of mining baron Janardhana Reddy allegedly offering Congress MLA a ministerial berth in exchange of supporting the BJP’s bid to win the trust vote in the assembly tomorrow.
Congress released an Audio clip where BJP leader Janaradhana Reddy is trying to lure Congress MLA from Raichur Rural by offering money and posts.
Janaradhana Reddy clearly says he has the backing of BJP President Amit Shah for doing horse trading! pic.twitter.com/oVEC88DgV2
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) May 18, 2018
The audio released by the Congress has a man believed to be Janardhana Reddy promising the Congress MLA Basavangouda Daddal a ministerial berth quoting BJP President Amit Shah. Here’s how the conversation goes;
Reddy: Is it Basanagouda? Are you free?
Daddal: Yes it is me.
JR: Forget all that has happened before, forget all the bad things. I am telling you, that my good time has begun. And I will arrange a meeting with the national president and you can speak to him one-to-one and we can take the next step.
BD: No sir, when I was on my last leg they made me MLA.
JR: I will tell you one thing. BSR time we had very bad time when we formed the party, where there was a lot of opposition. There is no doubting that you have lost a lot by believing in us. But I am telling you, you will grow a 100 times more. Shivanagouda Nayak became a minister because of me. Today he is strong and able to look after himself. It all happened because of me. Raju Gowda also benefited because of me.
JR: It was your misfortune that it was our bad time. Today Shivanagouda winning is not useful. You will become minister. Did you understand? Directly we will make you meet the big man. I will make you speak to him..(audio break). you will make 100 times the wealth you made so far.
BD: I am sorry sir. I was on my last leg when they gave me a ticket and made me win. In such a situation I cannot betray him. I respect you…
Janta ka Reporter has not been able to independently verify the authenticity of the above said video. The Supreme Court on Friday directed BS Yeddyurappa to go for floor test in the assembly on Saturday at 4 PM. This was after the Karnataka governor gave 15 days to Yeddyurappa to prove majority.