Bengaluru: Casino visit in Colombo - Kumaraswamy dismisses Zameer Ahmed's claim


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Sep 13: A tour to Colombo and a visit to a casino by JD(S) leaders has sparked a war of words between former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and former minister and Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed.

Rumours were rife that Zameer Ahmed had visited a casino in Colombo with actress Sanjana Galrani. The MLA however dismissed the rumours and said that although he had visited a casino, he was not accompanied by the actress.

"Casino is not illegal. Many politicians, including me have visited casinos. When I was in JD (S), Kumaraswamy and 28 MLAs of their party had also accompanied me to the casino," he had said.

"I have never gone to a casino with Sanjana and I have never taken drugs. If anyone proves that I was involved in the drug mafia they can hang me," Zameer said.

Responding to Zameer Ahmed's statement, Kumaraswamy said in a series of tweets, "Zameer had come with us, we did not accompany him. Colombo tour was first and last. There is nothing to hide in this matter."

He further said that the JD(S) leaders had gone to Sri Lanka in 2014 to discuss next politcal moves and plans for the party, and it was not a 'Colombo tour' in any sense. "We had even released pictures of the meet. It was not a secret."

Meanwhile, BJP MLA of Honnali Renukacharya criticized Zameer Ahmed and said, "Zameer Ahmed is a cheap scrap dealer. Whatever property he has amassed is due to illegal activities."

Minister C T Ravi also criticized Zameer and said, "Is it possible to consider the words of Zameer Ahmed as serious? If he was serious about what he is saying, he should have been the watchman of chief minister."

Speaking to the scribes in the city on Saturday, Ravi said, "Earlier Zameer had said that he will work as a watchman in the house of CM Yediyurappa, if BJP government comes to power in Karnataka. He did not keep his word. Now his statement of writing his property to government, if his accusation in the drugs scandal is proved, is laughable."


JD(S) MLAs went to Colombo for political discussion: Former minister Basavaraj Horatti

Meanwhile, former minister Basavaraj Horatti said that MLAs of JD (S) had gone to casino in Sri Lanka to discuss political matters. There is no need to create any other meaning for their visit to casino, he said.

Horatti said that names of everyone involved should come to light in the drugs scandal.

Responding to the Colombo casino issue involving JD(S) MLAs, Horatti said, "Only those who have gone there know why they went. I did not go. I know that others had gone. I did not go because there was legislative council election. Now the matter has become public.

"Many people go to casino but few admit it. Kumaraswamy has said that he had gone to casino. This has to be appreciated. They had gone to discuss political events. Is there any rule that political matters should not be discussed in a casino?"

Horatti also opined that B S Yediyurappa brought BJP to power in South India. It is not right to remove him from the chief ministers position. Horatti said, "Change of chief minister is being discussed in BJP. Lobbying against Yediyurappa is in full swing. A senior leader of BJP has told me that CM is going to be changed. BJP leaders have also discussed with me the name of the person who is going to the next CM.

"I think due to the background of all these developments, Kumaraswamy has met Yediyurappa. They have had discussion with the view of betterment of the state. Yediyurappa has strived hard to bring BJP to power in Karnataka. This is his last term as the chief minister. It is not right to remove him from that post."

 

 

  

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Kummy always cries and says "JDS is poor rural party, we've no funds" etc but party has all money to go to Colombo and play in Casino with 28 MLAs. This incident needs to be probed by NCB and ED immediately. This issue has shown corrupt face of JDS

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Horatti said

    1. This is his last term as the chief minister. It is not right to remove him from that post."
    question: in 2018 when he became CM for 2 days u know its last time as CM, why u removed????
    2. Horatti also opined that B S Yediyurappa brought BJP to power in South India. It is not right to remove him from the chief ministers position.
    Question: u were not aware about this in 2018?
    3. A senior leader of BJP has told me that CM is going to be changed. BJP leaders have also discussed with me the name of the person who is going to the next CM.
    Question: BJP discuss with u if CM to be changed?
    4. They have had discussion with the view of betterment of the state.
    question: now in karnataka is ok to discuss about betterment of state? for betterment of party he went to colombo.
    5. Now the matter has become public.
    Question: why u people kept it secrete till now where as ur party people enjoying in colombo in public money.

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    ಜಮೀರ್ ಅಹಮದ್ ಆರೋಪಗಳಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಡಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲ: ಎಚ್ ಡಿ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ
    : ಹಳೇ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು ಏಕೆ ಈ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಗೋವಾ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಕಡೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಖರ್ಚು ಜಾಸ್ತಿಯಾಗಲಿದೆ ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಲಂಬೋಗೆ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆವು

    one way Flight from Bangalore to goa on 1st Jan 2021 is Rs 1600
    one way flight from bangalore to colombo on 1st jan 2021 is Rs 13600

    5 star hotel rent in gao is 4500 per night
    5 star hotel rent in colombo is 12500 per night

    if they spend 10 days cost will be as below
    goa 1600*2 way flight + 4500*10 days = 48200 - per person - for 30 MLA - 14 lakh 46 thousand
    colmbo 13600*2 way flight+12500*10 days 1 lakh 52 thousand 200 - per person - for 30 MLA 45 lakh 66 thousand

    so kumara please tell me 45 lakh is cheaper or 14 lakh is cheaper??????????????

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    ಜಮೀರ್ ಅಹಮದ್ ಆರೋಪಗಳಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕೊಡಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲ: ಎಚ್ ಡಿ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿ

    ಹಳೇ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು ಏಕೆ ಈ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಗೋವಾ ಮೊದಲಾದ ಕಡೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಖರ್ಚು ಜಾಸ್ತಿಯಾಗಲಿದೆ ಎಂಬ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊಲಂಬೋಗೆ ಹೋಗಿದ್ದೆವು. ಆ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟಪಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಹೇಳಿದರು.

    goa became costlier than Colombo...........
    great Kumara...........

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    after reading news that HDD supporting BSY, one thing sure is that zameer ahmed know more than what he told till now............

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    can we all together condemn any leader involved in this kind of act?
    be it BJP/cong/JDS?

    today cong & JDS name came, may be tomorrow BJP name also may come.

    can we forget party for some time and accept that who ever goes will spend our money?

    raitha nayaka, samajavadi, mannina maga all big nataka???????

    let them fight and omit everything once for all, so atleast we come to know who is standing where

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    1. Zameer said: Many politicians, including me have visited casinos. When I was in JD (S), Kumaraswamy and 28 MLAs of their party had also accompanied me to the casino,"
    2. HDK said: JD(S) leaders had gone to Sri Lanka in 2014 to discuss next politcal moves and plans for the party,
    3. Basavaraj Horatti said: MLAs of JD (S) had gone to casino in Sri Lanka to discuss political matters.

    yerena ammerna kaas d colombo pothini, avvula to discussed about political move about karrnataka, why in karnataka there is no place?

    shameless people openly accept that u all went for fun there.
    Mannina Maga.........

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    If the "love" shown by HDK /Horatti towards Yeddy to continue him as CM where was this love in 2018 when the results declared for Assembly election in May 2018?
    "now the" drug "has brought all culprits from all the party togather to save themselves from raid /arrest

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    People,

    Politics itself is a Casino for most of politicians of all parties...including these Scums.....( Only purpose of joining Politics is to make money....

    No difference between going to Casino and joining politics...purpose is same....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    100% correct. It is a shame on these idiots. So many poor people starve for food and die with hunger. These politicians keep on doing the same shit over and over again. India need a new political party with youngster who focus on economy, jobs, education, infrastructure, development air sea rail services and list goes on. Currently too much time spent on religion, shit politics which is adding no value to development economy and jobs. India got telant and capitalize the talent make India great again

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Very true Lan...Sir.

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    ಕುಂಟನಿಗೆ ಎಂಟು ಬುದ್ಧಿ... If Zameer Ahmed telling truth.... he would have been working as as a watchman in BSY's residence...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Yes... Kuntanige yentu buddhi... ಕುಂಡ್ಲೆಂ ಪುಸುನ್ ಖಾಂವ್ಚ್ಯೋ ಬುದಿ....ಮಿ...... ......ಣಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ ...🙊🙊🙊

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  • Wilfred, Karnataka

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    it is an pandemic, like corona virus Now this drug mafia virus moves from celebrities to politicians, business mans children and quarrel each other .

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    The Congress and JDS netas, are caught between the " Devil and the deep blue sea syndrome " The numerous skeletons tumbling out of their secret closets are causing severe embarrassment n acute discomfort across the ranks, of their political parties.. Congress MLA Zammer Ahmed, predicament, is similar to a " Pot calling the kettle black " The scandalous episodes, like IMA jewellery scams, Bangaluru riots and now this " Casino Effects " is causing massive heart burns, embarrassments and deep distress within Congress and JDS political netas, in Karnataka state !!!

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