Political Buzz

Phone tapping case will be handed over to CBI: Yediyurappa

ANI | August 18, 2019 11:57 AM
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa addressing media persons in Bengaluru on Sunday. (Photo/ANI)

Bengaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that the phone tapping case filed during the previous (HD Kumaraswamy) government will be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as many leaders have demanded a probe into the matter.

"The phone tapping case filed during the previous government will be handed over to the CBI as many leaders including Congress legislative party leader (Siddaramaiah) have demanded a probe in this issue. People of Karnataka also want to know the truth so I have ordered to handover the case to the CBI," Yediyurappa told media persons here.

The allegations of illegal phone tapping against HD Kumaraswamy initially stormed in after rebel JD(S) and Congress MLAs, who were later disqualified from their respective parties, claimed that the former chief minister got their phones tapped.

Reportedly, former state president of JD(S), AH Vishwanath, who was also among the dissenters, alleged that around 300 personal phones of leaders, including senior Congress leader S Siddaramiah, were tapped by Kumaraswamy. However, the ex-CM has denied all the allegations.

"I have always asserted that the CM's post is not permanent. To retain such a seat, I had no need to opt for phone tapping. The allegations made against me, by some in this regard, is far from the truth," Kumaraswamy had tweeted.

Yediyurappa further talked about Cabinet expansion and said it would take place on Tuesday afternoon.

Asked if the BJP Legislature Party (LP) meeting will be held tomorrow, he said: "There will be no meeting for now, it will be conducted after 3-4 days." 

๐Ÿ”ดPunjabtribune.com NEWS ALERT

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰ Landslides block roads in Himachal Pradesh
http://www.punjabtribune.com/142464.aspx

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Himachal, bridge over Beas river collapses
http://www.punjabtribune.com/142456.aspx


For above story click the link below to get connected with Punjabtribune.com, North India's fastest growing news portal. Like us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/DAxf2j

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six โ€˜she boxesโ€™ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six โ€˜she boxesโ€™ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance