Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy caught on tape demanding Rs 20 crore for giving party seat

The 35-minute audio clip is a conversation between Kumaraswamy and the aspirant from Bijapur, Vijaygouda Patil.

By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Updated: July 6, 2014 5:40 pm
The 35-minute audio clip is a conversation between Kumaraswamy and the aspirant from Bijapur. (Source: PTI) The 35-minute audio clip is a conversation between Kumaraswamy and the aspirant from Bijapur. (Source: PTI)

Former chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy has been allegedly caught on tape demanding Rs 20 crore from an MLC aspirant to give away his party’s seat for the Upper House of Karnataka Legislature.

The 35-minute audio clip is a conversation between Kumaraswamy and the aspirant from Bijapur, Vijaygouda Patil. This clip was anonymously released to the media on Saturday and verified by Kumaraswamy. In the audio, an alleged Vijugouda supporter offers Kumaraswamy an amount of Rs 40 crore in lieu of a seat to the Bijapur leader.

Apparently, the conversation between the two parties is purported to have taken place in Bangalore during a party meet in early June this year. Kumaraswamy has admittedly accepted that the event had indeed taken place and he reiterated that he hasn’t done any crime. He further mentioned that 40 of his MLAs are demanding Rs 1 crore each.

Here’s the audio clip: 

 

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    Anas
    Jul 6, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Not surprised. Most politicians in his position would do the same. Politics in India is big business. Seats are bought and sold to the highest bidder. Votes are also bought and sold. 'Democracy' is just an illusion.
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      Girish
      Jul 6, 2014 at 9:16 am
      nobody comes to politics to work; profit is what they seek.
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        Katewal
        Jul 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm
        Former chief minister and JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is a corrupt, incompetent, and a womanizer.
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          Krish Menon
          Jul 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm
          what a cheek of this . n he thinks he is bigger than the law of the land. how come such people r born in india? to torture us citizens?
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            Mzuri Asante
            Jul 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm
            Politics is a business in India.
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              narayan
              Jul 6, 2014 at 10:07 am
              Congress party misrule has made our country very corrupt and lawlessness.
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              1. C
                Chandru
                Jul 6, 2014 at 7:47 am
                What is new?
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