Rana Das, Soumen Sil, Bengaluru: Karanataka elections campaign concluded at 6 PM on Thursday. Karnataka congress in the last hour of campaign played a tricks to defeat BJP in upcoming Karanataka elections. Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy published a forty five minitue sting footage of mining bribery case on Thursday from congress committee house.
Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao, on Thursday, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was protecting the Reddy brothers and others involved in a mining scandal in 2009.
Obalapuram Mining Company (OMC), owned by Janardhan Reddy, was involved in illegal mining controversy by removing boundary pillars between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (AP). In November 2009, the Government of AP had issued an order prohibiting illegal mining operations of OMC. On May 10, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Reddys. The next day, Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan retired.
Claiming that the PM was protecting the involved individuals, including former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, BJP leader B. Sriramulu, The Reddy brothers, etc, he said, “In the last four years under Mr Modi, all the mining cases have been closed. Mr Modi is protecting the Reddy brothers, Yeddyurappa and others.”
“Today in Karnataka, Janardhana Reddy’s brother, Karunakara Reddy is a candidate, his other brother, Somashekara Reddy, is a candidate, Sriramulu is a candidate against our Chief Minister, other members of the gang have also been given tickets, they have been rejuvenated, so what does the Prime Minister have to say with these kinds of people in the BJP,” he added.
After the release of video footage, BJP faced trouble in Karnataka as they did not reply of the tricks played by congress to regain their power. So, allover BJP in trouble now. Is BJP conquered the Silicon Valley? or Is Congress changed the game? it’s a million dollar question now.