HDK tapping phones, claims MLA C T Ravi

HDK tapping phones, claims MLA C T Ravi

BJP leader C T Ravi on Thursday accused Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy of using the police to tap the phones of Congress, JD(S) and BJP legislators.

"Kumaraswamy is doing it (phone tapping) because he’s insecure," Ravi alleged while speaking to reporters. "He has no confidence in legislators amid reports that there are 17 of them who want to resign. There’s panic in the government.”

Ravi specifically claimed that the phones of Congress leaders such as Siddaramaiah, D K Shivakumar, M B Patil and BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa had been tapped into. "Everybody’s phone has been tapped," he said, without substantiating the claim.

Ravi also dubbed the Congress-JD(S) coalition as a "daily wage" government. "The government is simply focused on getting through each day."

The former minister chided the government for "ineffective" tackling of the flood situation in coastal and Malnad regions. "My district Chikkamagaluru has broken its 34-year rainfall record. The government is yet to make any serious effort to help those affected by floods. Kumaraswamy is going on pilgrimage, but this isn’t the right time for it," he said.

He also urged the State Election Commission to postpone the urban local body elections in the flood-hit districts.

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