Senior BJP leader and Opposition Leader in the Karnataka Assembly K S Eshwarappa on Thursday asked the voters of Gundlupet to receive money from Congress but vote for BJP in the upcoming bypoll on April 9.
According to a report in Deccan Herald, Eshwarappa made these remarks while addressing an election meeting in Chikkati village falling under Gundlupet Assembly constituency.
The seat fell vacant after the sudden demise of Karnataka cabinet minister H S Mahadeva Prasad.
“Energy Minister D K Shivakumar is distributing Rs 4,000 per voter to cast his/her vote for the Congress. Voters should take the money but cast their vote for BJP,” Eshwarappa was quoted as saying by Deccan Herald.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal had also asked the voters of Delhi, Punjab and Goa to accept money from parties like Congress and BJP but vote only for the AAP during elections in these these states.
Eshwarappa further alleged that Congress leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and G Parameshwara were exerting pressure on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to ensure that the caste census, conducted by the State Backward Commission, is not published.
Launching a blistering attack on Siddaramaiah, Eshwarappa called him an expert in spinning lies.
“Siddaramaiah is an expert in spinning lies. If a Nobel Prize for the best liar is instituted, it should go to Siddaramaiah,” Eshwarappa said.