'Shobha, Katta, Reddy luring our MLAs'

Rs 50 cr each, ministerial berths offered to switch loyalty: Congress

"None of our MLAs are ready to defect.We are all united. Some MLAs whom the BJP leaders contacted over phone have recorded the conversation.We will soon make them public," Siddaramaiah told reporters after presiding over the Legislature Party meeting here.Rahim Khan, MLA from Bidar, alleged he was also contacted by BJP men.

Siddaramaiah said the meeting condemned the reported call given by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BJP state unit President K S Eswarappa to convert the minority status of its govenment to a majority.

Siddu is frustrated, says Shobha

Energy minister Shobha Karandlaje has hit back at Congress leader Siddaramaiah for his allegations. She alleged that Siddaramaiah had been frustrated after his attempt to occupy the chief minister’s chair failed miserably.

Siddaramaiah had alleged that Karandlaje offered cash of Rs 50 crore for Congress MLAs to shift their loyalty.

Karandlaje said there was no truth in his allegations and she could never imagine possessing cash of Rs 50 crore. “From where do I get so much money to lure any MLA? I have not joined hands with mine owners as Siddaramaiah has been. I am completely dependent on my salaries for my livelihood,” she said.

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