The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka is more likely to face embarrassment after former minister and Kagwad MLA Shrimant Patil revealed that the celebration had provided him money to modify over from the Congress two years in the past.
Patil was among the many 16 MLAs who had converted to the BJP from the Congress and JD(S) in 2019, triggering the autumn of the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition authorities.
“They requested me how a lot cash I wished, however I refused the cash and requested them to provide me a very good place after the federal government is fashioned. I’ve joined the BJP with out taking cash. Now, they’ve promised to contemplate my title when there might be a cupboard growth,” he stated.
Talking to media individuals at Ainapur in Belagavi’s Kagwad taluk Saturday, Patil stated the supply was made throughout Operation Lotus when MLAs from different events joined the BJP which subsequently introduced the BS Yediyurappa authorities to energy.
Patil had gained as a Congress candidate within the 2018 meeting elections, however contested the bypolls after his swap to the BJP. Having gained once more, he was made a minister within the Yediyurappa authorities solely to be dropped from the Cupboard after present Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took over.
The saffron celebration has lengthy been denying accusations by the Congress and JD(S) of “shopping for” their MLAs. Patil’s assertion is more likely to trigger a lot embarrassment to the celebration, particularly with the following Meeting session about to begin on Monday.