Yeddyurappa denies involvement in alleged video-tape incident; blames Siddaramaiah of twisting statement


Rescuing himself from the allegations leveled by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa denied his involvement on Monday.

Speaking to the media regarding the video-tape, Yeddyurappa said, “We don’t have anything to do with the 17 disqualified MLAs.” (ANI source)

Recently, Congress party has accused the top leadership of the BJP, Amit Shah and Yeddyurappa of toppling the Congress-led coalition. The grand old party submitted a video-proof that purportedly confirms the role of the saffron party’s leadership in the collapse of the Karnataka government.

According to the video, he said that “the decision of the 17 JD-S and Congress MLAs to resign, which led to the fall of the HD Kumaraswamy-led government in July, was taken by the central leadership of the BJP and that the party worker should honor the “sacrifice” of the rebel MLAs“.

BS Yeddyurappa said that the Congress party is twisting my statement. He also said that SG Siddaramaiah is just trying to take advantage of the situation. Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao had also accused the BJP leaders of toppling the government.

Previously, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee also submitted a memorandum to Ram Nath Kovind seeking the removal of BS Yeddyurappa and Home Minister Amit Shah. A pen-drive of the mentioned video of Yeddyurappa was also enclosed with the submitted memorandum.

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