Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of offering Rs 100 crore each to his MLAs

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today accused the BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) of offering Rs 100 crore each to his party MLAs to join them.

Speaking to reporters here after his election as leader of the JD(S) Legislature Party, he alleged that BJP was making attempts to lure his party MLAs with monetary offers.

Addressing the media, Kumaraswamy said,”JD(S) MLAs are being offered Rs 100 crore each. Where is this black money coming from? They are supposedly the servers of poor people and they are offering money today. Where are the income tax officials,” reported ANI.

The BJP was trying to “misuse” its power being in office at the Centre, he charged.

He said that the national party is in a “hurry” to form the government in Karnataka despite falling short of numbers, and resorting to “horsetrading” by trying to lure his party MLAs with money.

Kumaraswamy said the Congress-JD(S) alliance had a “clear majority” with the support of 116 MLAs.

“Without the numbers, how can they (BJP) form the government?” he asked.The JD(S) leader said he was not out to grab power.

As the state Assembly polls gave a fractured verdict, the JD(S) and Congress have come together and petitioned Governor Vajubhai Vala to allow them to form its government.

(With Agency inputs)