Prime News, State (Bengaluru), Oct 13:-In a major embarrassment for the Congress in Karnataka, the conversation between two leaders of the party- Former Lok Sabha member VS Ugrappa and the media coordinator of the Congress Party, MA Salim- in which they accuse party president of DK Shivakumar of taking bribes was caught on camera. The two were conversing about Income Tax raids in Karnataka, especially on a political consultancy firm called ‘Designboxed’.
In the conversation, Salim mentions that someone close to DK Shivkumar has made crores and wonders how much others have made. The BJP was quick to react to the controversy. Party General Secretary CT Ravi tweeted, “Kannadigas are wondering how much the ‘Fake Gandhis’ would have collected.
Caught on the wrong foot, Congress got into damage control mode. A show-cause notice has been issued to Ugrappa by the Disciplinary Committee Chairman Rahman Khan. While seeking an explanation from him within the next three days regarding the conversation, the notice says that the private conversation that was held between the two leaders ahead of a press conference has brought embarrassment to the Congress party. It also adds that they have insulted the Shivakumar by making baseless allegations which the Congress party denies and condemns.
Meanwhile, KPCC media coordinator MA Salim’s primary membership of the Congress party has been suspended for the next six years. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).