BJP trying to poach Anand Singh: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru: Former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and former CM Siddaramaiah protested outside the Vidhana Soudha after Yeddyurappa took an oath as the CM.

Congress and JD(S) allege that the time allotted to the BJP to prove majority will provide enough time to poach MLA’s.

JD(S) Party leader, HD Kumaraswamy alleged that the BJP, claiming that the party was using central agencies like the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI and Income Tax Department to intimidate and poach MLAs from the Congress and the JD(S).

Kumaraswamy had earlier accused the BJP of offering his party MLAs Rs 100 crore and ministerial berths. 

Speaking about Anand Singh, the Congress MLA-elect from Vijayanagara, who had jumped ship from the BJP to Congress in January 2018 and has gone 'missing', Kumaraswamy told media persons, “Early morning I have got information about Anand Singh. They (BJP) are using Centre and ED (Enforcement Directorate) to take his support.”

He also went on to allege, “Anand Singh told 'they are using ED, I had a case in ED and they are going to screw me. I'm sorry I have to protect my interest,' another Cong MLA who spoke to Singh told me.”

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