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Karnataka BJP President and Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa hits back at congress after the party levelled charges on him in connection with bribery case, calls them malicious.
He said, “ Prove it at earliest or face defamation case”
In a statement Yeddyurappa said, “Congress leaders who are apt in carrying out all these atrocious and malicious campaigns have planted this story in the media to gain political mileage in the coming elections.”
He said that congress party is frustrated with the growing popularity of PM Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party.
"Congress party and its leaders are bankrupt of issues and ideas. They don't have any development issues to discuss in public. Basically, they are frustrated with growing popularity of the prime minister Narendra Modiji and BJP. Congress leaders have realized that their defeat in the 2019 elections is imminent," he added.
Calling the allegations made by congress leader as fake, he said “All the issues being raised by Congress including one raised by them about alleged payment of crores of rupees has already been inquired and was found to be fake.”
"IT department officials have already probed the issue to find that the documents and signatures and handwritten notes are forged one,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala quoting a media report sought investigations into the matter of that alleged bribes of Rs1800 crore were paid by Yeddyurappa to senior BJP leaders.
Randeep Surjewala was quoting a media report which said that a diary containing details of the alleged payoffs to several BJP leaders was seized by Income Tax Department during raids.
Congress leader asked, “The diary with B S Yeddyurappa's signature on it was with the Income Tax Department since 2017. If that is the case why did Modi and the BJP not get it investigated?”
By Sai Kumar