MHA Seeks Report from Karnataka Government on Kumaraswamy CD Issue

The Home Ministry sought a report from Karnataka government on JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cash-for-seat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant.

Published: 08th July 2014 12:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2014 12:40 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry sought a report from Karnataka government on JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cash-for-seat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant.

"We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident," a Home Ministry official said.

Kumaraswamy is mired in a controversy after Saturday's release of an audio CD about him telling the supporters of MLC seat aspirant Vijugowda Patil, a JD(S) leader from Bijapur district, about the demand for money from his party MLAs.

In the CD whose clips were played on Kannada TV channels, Kumaraswamy, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, was heard telling the supporters of Patil that "each MLA (of JD-S) is asking for one crore. They are saying you make anybody the MLC..."

Kumaraswamy had yesterday defended himself, saying it had been blown out of proportion as if he had "committed a sin".

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