Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Oct 14: Former chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, had said that Siddaramaiah had met Yediyurappa and this had triggered the income tax raids on people close to Yediyurappa. But both the former chief ministers, Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah, have clarified that they have never met in the recent past as stated by Kumaraswamy.
Yediyurappa said that he had no compulsions to meet Siddaramaiah personally and that he hadn't met him. Siddaramaiah, taking exception to Kumaraswamy's statement, said that if it is proved that he had personally met Yediyurappa, he will retire from politics.
In a tweet, Yediyurappa said that except on his birthday, February 27, 2020, he had never met Siddaramaiah personally and that he has no compulsions to meet him. He said he has been working to bring the party back to power in the state and that he will not rest till this goal is met. He said that the information about his meeting Siddaramaiah is false.
Leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah, speaking at Kalaburagi, challenged Kumaraswamy to prove his statement that he had met Yediyurappa. He offered to retire from politics if Kumaraswamy is able to prove the claim that the two had met. He however said that the two had come face to face in the assembly and in public meetings and they had not met personally. He asked Kumaraswamy to release documentary proof in support of his statement.