Congress to make Bitcoin scandal an election issue in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS): The opposition Congress party has decided to make the Bitcoin scandal an election issue in upcoming polls to embarrass and weaken the ruling BJP in Karnataka.

The Congress party which wanted to make caste census and reservation an issue in the state is now fully focusing on the Bitcoin scandal.

The Congress leadership, galvanized after tasting victory at the home turf of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Hangal bypolls, has successfully raised the Bitcoin scandal issue and shaken the leadership of the ruling party. Sources explain that Congress leaders have strategized to keep the issue alive, to make it a political agenda for the upcoming assembly polls in 2023.

The ruling BJP which got clear hints on this has started a united fightback against Congress leaders and challenged them to produce documents to prove their charges. The attacks have even turned personal and bitter already.

Congress AICC General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, who was in Bengaluru recently, had given a clear message and asked to dig into the scandal to obtain documents to target top BJP leaders in the state.

The party leaders have also been directed to educate and train grassroots-level leaders about the scandal to voice the issue in taluk and at district levels. The party has also planned to raise the issue in New Delhi as and when crucial documents are available.

Since the magnitude of the scandal is said to be in thousands of crores of rupees, it will also be raised in elections to five state assemblies including Uttar Pradesh. Congress has already questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bitcoin scandal. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also voiced concerns over the scandal.

Meanwhile, BJP high command concerned over the development is contemplating to get opinions from state leaders as to how to tackle the issue effectively as allegations of the Bitcoin scandal are overshadowing the performances of the first three months of the Bommai government.











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  • Daddy, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    You cannot scam anybody with bitcoin..You can only lure or ask people to invest and trade in your fake or chillar exchange and if there is a surge in volume, you close and run away with the money, like the usual ponzy schemes..Scam is something where you find a loophole in the system and exploit it to your for eg Harshad Mehta..What is the bitcoin scam here ? Can anybody enlighten me plz..?

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  • A.M. Belma, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    So Congress is going to give the biggest victory to BJP in a platter. Its better for other opposition parties to take over . In my view SDPI is the best bet.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    My personal feeling that it may work... But Sametime to win elections this is not enough because congress does not have grass root workers in party... As most of the leaders are worried in the getting Power.. Congress have to work from grassroot... At current condition it is impossible.... As already BJP brainwashed voters in the name of religion... Very sad part of democracy. My personal opinion is Rahul Gandhi is a very honest politician... Honesty will not work in politics....

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  • Kumar, Al Khor, Qatar

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    I feel, Congress is making the Bit Coin a big issue only because some in Congress are damn scared to Mohd Haris Nalappad and trying their best to deny him the Yuva Morcha Leadership....

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    Not necessary that Voters understand what crypto-currency is all about...It's enough if our judiciary at highest level understands it and acts upon unbiasedly. Rest everything will fall in place automatically. Voters will certainly understand the verdict of the court of law.

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  • Mohit, Kudla

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    Pappu Hatao, Desh Bachaoo... should be the nara with chediless. Jai Hind.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 17 2021

    Flop show of congress. Focus on issues such as price rise.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    95% of the voters wont know what Bit coin is . A common man does not give a damn about bit coins. Someone rightly says here sometimes, The current voters are unable to understand the Congress strategy. To this day Congress has not made clear WHY should they be voted. Congress party has to introspect their 2014 deafeat and begin their assessment from there,

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    You are right, It will go the 'Rafale' way. Siddu and DKS will have to first find a safe constituency to win so they survive in politics,

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    ಹಾಲು ತರುವ ನಳಿನ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ತಿಳಿದು ಕೊಂಡ ವಿಷಯ. ಅವರು ಹಾಲು ತರಲು ಹೋದಾಗ ಲೀಟರ್ ಗೆ ₹39/- ಅಂತಾರೆ. ಅವರು ₹40/- ಕೊಟ್ಟಾಗ ₹1/- ಚಿಲ್ಲರೆ ಇಲ್ಲ ಆಮೇಲೆ ತಗೊಳ್ಳಿ ಅಂತಾರೆ. ಹಾಗೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಬಂದ ಹಣವನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್COIN ಅಂತಾರೆ. ನಳಿನ್ ಅವರ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ವಾದ.

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  • jb, mlore

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    Self goal again.... They will waste 90% of their time only in making people understand what is a bitcoin . Even if the scandal gets bigger,tmrw govt says crypto will be banned .that would be end of story .

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    Clearly the Congress is faltering. Their leaders don't know history properly. HULIA is all over ' TIPPU' and almost acting as if he is his descendant. Some ' Tippu Sunni ' caste. He falters saying he has celebrated " Kittur Jayamma " Jayanti ! Now, who is Jayamma?? God knows ! CHECK IT OUT !!JULIA finding it hard to pronounce and muttering... ' ಬ್ರಿಟಿಷರ ಕಿನ್ನ ' ಅಂಡ್ all that nonsense after Daleema in KPCC office called him CG... Commission Giraki !Now, it is too much to expect these people to know anything about ' BITCOIN '.... Their leader in Delhi, is taking classes on it and is sure to goof up !! By the look of things, UP is gone already by the stupid statements of Khursheed, Dalvi and Paps. Karnataka, the party stands a remote chance ! If it brings in Bitcoin as an issue, which they and the populace at large does not understand then Gibe Case ! Watch it !!

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    * Saleema * not Daleema and * Gone * case not Gibe case ! Sorry !

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  • Jayesh, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Nov 16 2021

    Let them do issue in 2021...probably will win after 2050.

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