BJP alleges phone-tapping by Siddu govt

Political News, State (Bengaluru), August 22:- Close on the heels of the state’s Anti-Corruption Bureau filing First Information Report against state BJP president and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in connection with de-notification of land, the BJP on Monday petitioned Governor Vajubhai R. Vala on the alleged phone- tapping of “political opponents” by the state government.

A delegation of the BJP, led by Union Minister Ananth Kumar, met the Governor and alleged that retired IPS officer Kempaiah, who is the adviser to the Home Minister, and M N Reddi, DGP of the Anti-Corruption Bureau, had developed a modus operandi for monitoring telephone conversations of political opponents of the ruling Congress.

The Congress had described it as “another tactic of the BJP to divert the real issue”. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president Dinesh Gundu Rao , said: “Phone tapping cannot be done just by oral instructions. It has to be done as per rules and regulations. These are wild and baseless allegations that the BJP is levelling against us.”

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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