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Bengaluru: 'Congress tapping phones of three of our MPs', claims BJP, files complaint

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 16: With drama prevailing around the formation of the Karnataka government, and JD(S) and Congress ensuring extra safety to prevent poaching of its MLAs by BJP at bay, allegations of phone tapping by Chikmaagaluru-Udupi MP and BJP state general secretary Shobha Karandlaje have added to the speculations.

Karandlaje on Wednesday May 16 evening accused the Congress of playing dirty politics and tapping the phones of three BJP MPs. "We don’t have privacy," she told the media.

"Congress has tapped our phones. GM Siddeshwara, PC Mohan and I have already complained to Lok Sabha speaker, the home minister of India and the Karnataka IG and DG," she said and demanded action on priority.

She added that Congress has resorted to dirty politics in the wake of the fractured verdict. "As no party has got majority, there are many developments happening. Karnataka government wants to gain an edge by listening to what we are discussing with our leaders," she said.

We got information from agencies that a lot of information has leaked. This made us realize that our phones are tapped, she added.

In a letter to Rajnath Singh, union minister of home affairs, Karandlaje has asserted, "Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Privacy are fundamental rights of any citizen as enshrined in the Constitution. We have every reason to believe that the Karnataka government is misusing its position and tapping our mobile cell phones. This, according to us, is a clear violation of our fundamental right to privacy," she said in the letter.

"Election to the Karnataka Assembly was held on 12th May and results were announced on 15th May. Political situation is still fluid following a fractured mandate. The Congress government in Karnataka is taking advantage of this situation and has resorted to cheap tactics of tapping the telephones of the BJP leaders," she added in the letter.

This is not the first allegation of phone tapping in Karnataka. Former state home minister Ramalinga Reddy had accused the BJP at the Centre of tapping telephonic conversations of Congress leaders. Senior leaders like DK Shivakumar and Dinesh Gundu Rao have also alleged their phones were tapped in the past.

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    Thu, May 17 2018

    Hudugi kannu loaded gannu Heartige bullet-u one by one-u..:) #Rathavara
    Darama Queen Nataka:)

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  • savi, Mangalore

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Drama Queen started her dramas..

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  • Saihu, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Madam, please come to Udupi and do some good work, one more is remaining in your tenure as our MP, I have not seen you even during the election, maybe people would have rejected all the 5 candidates if you are part of election campaign.

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Not a big deal, tape every elected official/politicians phones, emails and social media site. If the elected official/politicians do not like to be taled please resign so some one open minded, open hearted person will take your place. Let us how many will give importance over privacy.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Shobakka ,dont simply doubt any politic Party.It is not only congress as you said,everywhere phones are tapped,From Negeria till doubts the other.If you have to talk any private or important than go to a secret place and talk.God knows how it was during congress time your party too tapped phones?After a long time you are now come on the front to complain.

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    Thu, May 17 2018

    She act like L.K.G Baby complaining Teacher Teacher My pencil taken by kumaraswamy my rubber taken by siduji my books taken by Rahul my hand bag taken by man mohanji.

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  • Anees, Karkala/Dubai.

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Anganawadi Madam, Please tell us type of phone Button or Dial ????....

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Shobakkka you people want freedom of speech
    If minorities speaking of constitutional rights you people make mockery
    If sharukh khan or ameer khan speaks about minority persecution then it miss use of freedom of speech

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Any political party engage in illegal activities like horse trading should be brought to justice. Congress did job if really tap their phone calls.

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  • Indian, Coastal Tulunadu

    Thu, May 17 2018

    I think better ask Arnab, who? who? who? whooooooooooo????

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  • felcy, mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    BJP is master in phone tapping.Fake bjp.With evil power.....shame on you goobe. studied in christian institutions no sincerity.always finding fault in others.poisonous snake. nikuleg popikala baidunda dane rapina inchala.

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    Wed, May 16 2018

    Karnataka election is better entertainment than any other movie! Plus, it's free! Keep fighting while I spectate with my popcorn😂

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  • Mona, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Whatever we have seen in movies is exactly happening now in reality

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  • Mona, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    She is an MP appointed only to come out with some baseless allegations against the opposition, and her effort towards any kind developments in her constituency is nil, please do elect her once again to fulfill her given job.

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  • Rajendra, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Taped neer barpunda pandeth thooper, dhane aand

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    Wed, May 16 2018

    100 crores discussion is being leaked. Why not tap all phones now and until 5 year term gets over? Bribery and corruption needs to be checked. The righteous need not worry. Those with license to Pistol, bedi, need not worry.

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Very much hungry woman, she only accumulated wealth…

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Oho really Goobeakka ,

    You have pistol know why don't you shoot your phone nautanki lady always doing nautankis

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, May 16 2018

    People ....

    Horse trading...
    Congress MLA's with us (BJP says)
    BJP MLA's with us (Congress says)
    Sha - Modi & Co. says - we will not allow Congress - form the Govt. in karnataka..
    Phone tapping .. !!

    Many more on the way ..... :)

    The bottom line is - Only money will talk.....

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  • Ummar, Santhekatte

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Nobody believes this surpanakha. If anybody others complain then it may be genuine.

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  • Mohan, Kudla kori

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Modi is dirtiest pm in history. Bjp is dirtiest ever poltics in era.
    MODI is cheap pm of bjp.
    Fake election fake smile Shobha become SAINT OF LIAR BJP
    BJP IS master in phone tapping.
    Jio Users... Ambani is giving all details of Congress ministers detail every minutes

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  • Sanith, Bajpe/Mumbai

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Nothing is FREE in business. To get something, loose something. In JIO , you got free WIFI, free data but lost privacy!.. Don't complain now.

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  • dam, Mangalore

    Wed, May 16 2018

    Yenchina avaste marre...

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