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Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of offering Rs 100 cr to JD-S MLAs

Bengaluru, May 16: Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused the BJP of offering Rs 100 crore and cabinet posts to its newly elected legislators in a “desperate” attempt to form a government in Karnataka. “Our legislators have been offered Rs 100 crore and cabinet seats by the BJP in return for support,” the former Chief Minister alleged at a press conference.

The JD-S leader named Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the offer as the BJP, he said, was desperate to form a government and deny the JD-S a chance to form a government with Congress backing. “This attempt by the BJP to poach our legislators will backfire as there are people who are willing to leave the BJP to support us (JD-S),” he alleged. “We will be meeting the Governor again on Wednesday evening to urge him to give us a chance to form the government as we have the majority of MLAs.” (IANS)