Daijiworld Media Network - Mysuru (MS)
Mysuru, Jan 17: Leader of opposition and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday January 17 created a stir, claiming that he had 'definite information' that there will be change in state leadership after April this year.
Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said, "According to the information I have, Yediyurappa will not be the chief minister after April. I have got this information from sources in the RSS."
When reporters pointed out that union home minister Amit Shah had said that Yediyurappa was going to continue as CM, Siddaramaiah said, "He cannot say that the chief minister will be replaced openly. If the high command says that the chief minister will be changed now itself, then the current CM will not be able to work. So he has just said that he will continue as CM. For sure, Yediyurappa will be removed from the position of CM."
Speaking on existence of a controversial CD purportedly showing Yediyurappa in a bad light, Siddaramaiah said, "Who knows what all he (Yediyurappa) had one at this age? It seems there is obscenity in it. Let the truth come out. People should know about this. Investigation into the CD has to take place."
Responding to other questions, he said, "In the gram panchayat elections, our party and independent MLA Sharath Bacche Gowda have worked together. In the Hoskote constituency 70% of Congress supported candidates have won. That is why Sharath Bacche Gowda had come to thank me. Discussions are on to bring him to Congress. Everything will be decided in the next 15 days."
On allegations that MLA Yogeshwar raised Rs 9 crore as loan to unite MLAs, Siddaramaiah said, "Cabinet ministers themselves have spent nine crores to form the BJP government led by Yediyurappa. From where Yogeshwar brought so much money? From where he has taken loan? Let the investigation be done."