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Bengaluru: Illegal lottery kingpins funding BJP’s Operation Kamala 3 to topple coalition govt - HDK

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Bengaluru, Sep 14: In a sensational allegation amidst the atmosphere of trouble within the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition partners, especially the latter, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has claimed that “kingpins involved in gambling and illegal lottery business’’ are funding opposition BJP’s attempts to topple his four-month ministry.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Friday, the Chief Minister alleged that BJP under the leadership of its State party chief and former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa was involved in carrying out the ‘Operation Kamala 3’’ to lure legislators belonging to both Congress and JD(S) by offering huge sums of cash.

Replying to questions on the alleged luring of Congress and JD(S) MLAs by paying them hefty amounts of cash by the BJP to topple the coalition government, Kumraswamy said attempts are being made to destabilize his government by collecting money from kingpins involved in gambling and illegal lottery business who had been collecting thousands of crore of rupees daily.

Apparently referring to BJP moves to topple the government by bribing legislators of ruling parties, the Chief Minister said, “I know all that. I am not sitting idle. Where they are collecting money, who are the kingpins behind in collecting such money. We have our own plans in place to counter the BJP.’’

The Chief Minister, who has retained the intelligence portfolio with him even though Congress leader Dr G Parameshwara is holding the Home and Bengaluru Development portfolios, said the government would take steps within the legal framework and take action against people/leaders involved in collecting money illegally for toppling the government.

“I know what steps I have to take within the legal framework, I will start. I will do what is necessary. I will not remain quiet,’’ he said.

Kumaraswmay said he also knew that kingpins, who were involved in the destruction of files by setting fire in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office in the city during 2009-10 to cover up their illegal deals, were also collecting huge amounts of money to topple the government.

BJP rubbishes CM’s allegation

Meanwhile, the State BJP has in an official statement, rubbished the Chief Minister’s allegations that the party was making attempts to destabilise the Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

Kumaraswamy’s statement deserves to be condemned and rejected with the contempt it deserves; nothing can be more childish, reckless and ridiculous as this statement of the chief minister, State BJP General Secretary N Ravi Kumar, MLC, said in the statement.

“BJP would like to assert with all the forces at its command that we have no role to play in the present crisis that has gripped the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. The chief minister is paranoid; Kumaraswamy has realised that the ground under his feet is slipping; his body language clearly suggests that he is helpless. Unable to accept the emerging reality, the chief minister has been talking irresponsibly,’’ it said.

The BJP statement said, “It is as clear as the daylight that the turmoil within the Congress party has increased the already-gripping uncertainty about the longevity of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. Talking of crores of rupees having been mobilised by some people and transported to some places are all absurd.’’

“The Chief Minister has all the powers to stop this. Instead he is busy giving sound-bytes to TV channels. The fact that the government has not acted on this so-called “intelligence information is a proof that Kumaraswamy is not only vague but talking through his hat,’’ the statement said.

It reminded the statement by Kumarswamy’s nephew Prajwal Revenna, who is the son of Public Works minister HD Revanna and elder brother of the Chief Minister, has gone on record that “only those who bring suit-cases are given posts in JD(S). This statement is a telling comment on the state of affairs in the JD(S). The BJP would like to gently remind the chief minister of his nephew’s statement. The Chief Minister has utterly failed to govern; he is trying to conceal his failure by needlessly and wrongly blaming the BJP."

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  • perchu, pervaje

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    this person is very intelligent. to divert the issue he is creating story & blaming bjp. actually there are some issue in congress party & it goes further in belagavi politics between jarakiholi & laxmi hebbalkar. either congress or jds unable to calm down this issue. hence creating the story so that confusing the MLA's & creating the situation that if any MLA resigned then public could feel that they have taken the money. otherwise who preventing him to organise the enquiry & punish the illegal activities. as told by congress he is hit & run kumaranna. one more thing even congress also not interested in this collation govt bcoz they are loosing their votes.

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  • vivek, hirebyle / Abu dhabi

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    B.J.P is trying to topple because ....IF NOT NOW NEVER ....if present Government down now..then Assembly;y Election will be together with General election ...where people Might Choose both B.J.P .....if passed these 6 Months....B.J.P will Loose big

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  • Sanjay Serrao, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Mr. Kumara Swamy you need a counselling! Unwarranted imagination is bad for mental health! Anyway you are great in hit and run!!😎

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  • medwin, mulki

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    if your statement is correct, then immediately submit your resignation. if a illegal activities are ruling this state then why your govt is required??? last time also you told that the corrupt middlemen are involved in transfers of officials & they are very much influential. but have you taken any action against them? all these shows that your govt is involved in corruption & you don't have any moral to rule this state.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Looks like HDK has become Phirki.
    In 2006 he claimed Congress is dismantling his party JD(S) so he dumped them & aligned with BJP.
    Now he claims BJP is trying to topple his friendly govt with Congress. What to believe in?
    Time again for luxury buses and Resort politics?

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  • Ganesh.G.S, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    ಅನೈತಿಕ ಲಾಟರಿ ಮಾರಾಟಗಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಅನೈತಿಕ ಮೈತ್ರಿಮಾಡಿ ಸರಕಾರ ನಡೆಸುವ ನಿಮಗೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ವಾದರೂ ಏನು ಹೇಳಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳೇ 😡😡

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    BJP has all funding through illegal means! That's why they don't disclose their source of funding!

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  • Arge, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Congress have you forgotten Bofors, 2 G, Coal , Bhopal tragedy closure and not forgetting National Herald , where your favorites are main culprits

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Which one is proved in 4.4 years and who is in jail!?

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  • Job aspirant, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    You forgot recruiting new candidates for jobs. We are waiting for KPSC 2017 results from nearly one year nothing yet solved, just waiting for government to settledown and instructions from ministers. But ministers are too busy in unwanted drama's. Do not know who is real hero for us to solve our job issues.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    After 2019 BJP will be Dismantled ...

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  • Arge, Bangalore

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Kumaraswamy can be bestowed with the award of" Best lier". It is very difficult to understand his comments. As he has never kept promises till date
    His personal life itself speaks for itself.He has acumulated so much assets by selling B forms of his party. He has never worked ,only directed and produced some third rate Kannada movies, but he and his family own half of Hassan district. Can he explain in last 3 decades how they accumulated so much of assets ,their father who was class 3 contractor.To the misfortune of Karnataka that kingpin corrupt father is still running the show

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Sep 15 2018

    Only HDK waived off farm loans which Modi failed to Deliver ...

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  • uday, Mangalore/Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Dear CM, You have the information that illegal lottery business kingpins are involved. Please take action against them and the ministers involved in it.

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    Because Kamal grows only in the muck and serves only the Feku illegals.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 14 2018

    No changes required. We are happy with less noise this Govt is making. U stay for 5yr term. It will be a blessing to all. What people want is peace. So far so good.

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