Basavaraj Bommai appointed CM in exchange for money and is not elected: Siddaramaiah


Alleging that Basavaraj Bommai is not an elected CM, Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah hit out at the CM saying that he was appointed to the coveted post in exchange for money. The allegation comes days after senior BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal’s claims that he was approached by some people, offering the state Chief Minister’s position, in exchange for ₹ 2,500 crore.

The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader also alleged that Bommai is only following RSS’ instructions, as he was made the Chief Minister by them.

“Basavaraj Bommai is not an elected Chief Minister, he is an appointed Chief Minister, so he is not doing anything. He has given money and become Chief Minister, why will he work? RSS has made him Chief Minister, following their instructions is enough for him,” Siddaramaiah alleged.

The former Chief Minister was speaking at an event, where he said that the present government has not been able to give even a single house to the needy in four years and questioned whether such a government should continue.

“They (BJP government) should be ashamed…as Chief Minister for five years, I had constructed 15 lakh houses,” he claimed.

Congress leaders have been questioning Bommai if he became CM by giving money after Yatnal, a former Union minister’s recent claim.

Yatnal, however, has not named anyone but has only said there are such “fraud” companies.

Congress has demanded an inquiry into these claims.