BENGALURU: Congress on Saturday shared yet another audio tape of the newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa allegedly trying to lure Hirekerur MLA BC Patil by offering him a cabinet berth.
Congress shared the alleged conversation between the two leaders on Twitter.
The grand old party had on Friday released a similar audio tape purportedly of tainted mining baron Janardhana Reddy of BJP trying to lure its legislator from Raichur Rural by offering money and posts..
Following is the transcript of the latest audio clip, the authenticity of which could not be independently verified by The Siasat Daily.
BC Patil: Hello … hello… hello … give him the phone (asking the man who called to hand the phone over)
Patil: Anna namaskara, congratulations
Yeddyurappa: Where are you?
Patil: Going to Kochi in the bus
Yeddyurappa: Don’t go to Kochi, come back. Come back and we’ll make you a minister… help you in whatever way you want
Patil: Anna… okay… you’ve told me now. If you tell me something about what next…
Yeddyurappa: I could only tell you when the time was right, which is why I’m doing it now. Now don’t go to Kochi, come back
Patil: But we’re in the bus
Yeddyurappa: Don’t go, make some excuse and come back
Patil: So what will be my position?
Yeddyurappa: You will become a minister
Patil: Anna, I have three other people with me
Yeddyurappa: Bring them with you, you have faith in me no?
Patil: Yes, yes
Yeddyurappa: Now come back, don’t go in the bus
Patil: Okay Anna… okay
Yeddyurappa: Once you go to Cochin, the matter is closed because we won’t be able to catch you.
Patil: Okay, okay, Anna
Yeddyurappa: Now tell me what you’re going to do
Patil: I’ll call you back in 5 minutes and tell you
Audio of Yeddyurappa trying to bribe Congress MLA BC Patil released. Shameless Yeddyurappa doing horse trading openly. pic.twitter.com/HyPAzzpN7t
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) May 19, 2018