Former chief minister and leader of Janata Dal (Secular) HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused the Congress and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of pumping in as much as Rs 50 crore into each constituency in the state in an effort to win maximum number of seats in the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for April 17.
The charge by Kumaraswamy comes close on the heels of an allegation he made where he accused the Congress government of collecting money in advance from the energy sector with the promise of hiking power tariff post polls.
Siddaramaiah, reacting to the allegations, claimed that the former CM was in the habit of making false allegations.
Campaigning for his father, former PM H D Devegowda, in Hassan constituency on Thursday , Kumaraswamy said the Congress was using the services of a former police officer to transport and pump election funds around the state.
Kumaraswamy and his brother H D Revanna campaigned extensively in Hassan on Thursday to counter serious efforts being made by the Congress to defeat the Gowda family patriarch in his den.
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The brothers attended more than 20 public meetings in a single day as they attempted to scale up their father’s campaign momentum even as the 81-year-old Gowda toured the northern parts of the state to campaign for JD(S).
“The Congress people are saying Devegowda will be defeated this time. The chief minister is saying Devegowda will be finished politically. The people of Hassan should think about it and give a fitting reply,” Kumaraswamy said to party workers at Shantigram near Hassan.
The former chief minister claimed that his father stands a chance of being prime minister a second time if the region were to elect him again.
Kumaraswamy said the JD(S) was making efforts to win more than 13 Lok Sabha seats in the polls.