Chennai: In a major embarrassment for Congress in Karnataka, two Congress leaders were filmed accusing Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman DK Shivakumar of accepting bribes. Congress served as a cause for one of the two leaders VS Ugrappa and the other Saleem Ahmed was suspended from the party for six years.
Earlier, the Karnataka Congressional Disciplinary Committee recommended the expulsion of the former MP after he allegedly denigrated party chairman DK Shivakumar in a video, which is circulating on social media.
The video surfaced a day after income tax investigated the company Raid Image Consultancy hired by DK Shivakumar. Congress alleged that the raids were a political “vendetta”
Responding to the controversy after being the subject of show-cause notice, Cong leader VS Ugrappa said: “When I was about to speak at the press conference, our coordinator of the Saleem media came and whispered that some people in Shivamogga including DK Shivakumar and his people are making money. After the conference I spoke with Saleem who said it was not his but the allegations from BJP and others. “
“Congress does not support corruption, especially DK Shivakumar. He is a very good administrator and has made money from the business. The party has taken action against Saleem for not choosing the right place to go. Share this information, ”Ugrappa told the media.
Meanwhile, BJP general secretary CT Ravi, tagging the video on his Tweet, said: “The Kannadigas wonder how much the ‘fake Gandhis’ would have collected.”
Besides CT Ravi, BJP’s national convener of the IT cell remarks the controversy to be ‘interesting’ on Twitter.