Playing an audio tape in which the conversation revolves around luring a JD (S) MLA with an offer of Rs 10 crore, Congress alleged the caller was Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa. The tape apparently has references to courts and was made public by CM HD Kumaraswamy on Friday.
Congress general secretary in-charge KC Venugopal said that PM Modi and Amit Shah were “orchestrating” the campaign to topple the JD(S)-Congress government. “The state government is being destabilised by the national government,” Venugopal alleged.
The party said the CJI should take cognisance of claims in the tape that top BJP leaders can “manage the judiciary”. “Since Yeddyurappa is (purportedly) heard saying that Amit Shah will manage judges, the CJI should take suo motu cognisance of attempts to defame judiciary,” AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala said.