Bengaluru: Allegations in Assembly against BJP paying money to buy MLAs

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Jul 20: Tourism minister, Sa Ra Mahesh, dropped a bombshell in the Assembly on Friday July 19 when he challenged H Vishwanath of the JD(S) who has resigned, to attend the house and reveal how many crores of rupees he received when he sold himself to the BJP. He claimed that Vishwanath had revealed to him about the deal he has struck with the saffron party. 

Intervening on the debate over trust vote when chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, was addressing the house, Mahesh said that with the mediation of a journalist, JD(S) MLA, H Vishwanath, had struck the deal for Rs 28 crore, as per his information. He said that the journalist referred above, who mediated in sending Vishwanath to Mumbai, was present in the media gallery of the assembly. He offered to reveal the name of the journalist, who is close to minister, G T Devegowda, if the Speaker permitted him to do so. 

Sa Ra Mahesh

"When I met Vishwanath during the municipal election, he said he had borrowed heavily for the elections and he is faced with a liability of Rs 18 crore. He also informed me that BJP leaders were pressurizing him to cross over. This is true to the core, and I swear by my parents, wife, and children. If this is proved to be false, I will retire from politics," he said. 

JD(S) leader, Srinivas Gowda, also spoke on the occasion. He claimed that a sum of five crore rupees had been offered to him for agreeing to join the BJP and that the money had been delivered at his residence. 

Reacting to the allegation, Vishwanath termed the statement made by Mahesh in the house as outright false. He recollected that when he resigned from the post of the state JD(S) president, Mahesh had made similar allegation. "I may be having loans but I can never think of mortgaging myself for clearing this loan. During the 40 years of my political career, I have upheld moral values, principles and policies. I want to know how far was the Speaker right in allowing such a statement to be made in the house. Mahesh is businessman involved with real estate," he stated. 

BJP MLA, S R Vishwanath, pointed out that Srinivas Gowda is aged and his statements can be totally misleading. "A complaint on the allegation now made had been registered in Anti Corruption Bureau. He confessed that he had lied, and got the case there closed. Now he is trying to mislead the house by speaking irresponsibly. I will file breach of privilege cases against both Sa Ra Mahesh and Srinivas Gowda," he said.


Comment on this article

  • Dolfus I S Crasta, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Only allegations and counter allegations . No one goes to the Court to prove their innocence. This is mere Political game to fool the public.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Tough serious allegation which need to be investigated.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    28 Crores for 1 MLA
    15 MLA poached and kept on resort arrest
    I have morethan 50 members in our group
    Please 5 crores fair enough to embrace the party.

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Godesses Laxmi knows very well how to pour at once wealth and even knows how to confiscate. Mansoor Khan the best example..become messiah of one community and now not aware where and what happen to his properties. He become penniless. Wealth which gained from straight way..will last longer and even helpful to your family members in long run. Dont fall into fantasy. Ek din ka chandani..

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Here the issue is the corruption n bribe on heavy poach
    Stop bringing goddess with ISIS subject.
    Even Goddess knows the EVM part.
    Me politically get matured.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Out of 50 members in your group, most are already in touch with ISIS, may give first preference to joining ISIS rather than accepting money to join a political party ....

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    you forgot to mention RSS and ISS have same mentilaty.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Where are ISIS in India are they vermuch touch with you?
    NIA doing thier best level to catch Terrirists group.
    For you People jaundice in the eye on ono BJP supporters labeling them are anti national terrorists.l bla bla bla
    Jai Shri Ram Vande Mataram Namaste

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  • NN, NN

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    These people should be ordered to go for lie detecting or brain mapping to get the truth. I have learned about slave trade in high school and now I am learning about MLA trade.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    For 28 crores, even I will vote for BJP, and joyfully embrace all of them and kiss them on the cheek also.....Kalliwalli Congress, kalliwalli gulf! Bodcheye bodche.

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Everybody trying there innocence. Why did he met Eeshwarappa in guest house in between ongoing. Did he ever challenged chief minister who involved in taking money to run the party. Politics are not meant for an honest and sincere people. Please keep away from it.

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