The Karnataka Congress was left red-faced when its senior chief and two of its leaders have been discovered to be criticising state unit president DK Shivakumar in a video that emerged on Wednesday.
In the clip, which has been doing rounds on social media, former Lok Sabha MP VS Ugrappa and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee media coordinator Saleem Ahmed will be heard speaking a couple of “scandal” involving Shivakumar. The two leaders allege that Shivakumar and his aides take bribes, India Today reported.
“It was six to eight per cent earlier after which it turned 10 to 12 per cent. It is all ‘DK adjustment’. Mulgund (Shivakumar’s shut aide) has made a revenue of Rs 50-100 crore. If Mulgund has this a lot, one can solely think about how a lot DK has,” Saleem Ahmed will be heard saying the clip.
News18 can’t independently confirm the contents of the video.
The two leaders will also be heard saying that Shivakumar is of no relevance to the Congress and that he drinks quite a bit.
“We all fought onerous to make DK the president. But he damage us and the social gathering,” says Ugrappa.
They additional declare that Shivakumar stutters whereas talking and will get drunk as a result of of it. “He stutters whereas speaking. I don’t know if it’s low BP or if he’s a drunkard. That’s what we mentioned, media additionally requested if he was ingesting then however he wasn’t. Siddaramaiah’s physique language is kadak (sensible),” Ahmed says within the video.
The video has surfaced a day after Income Tax officers carried out a raid on a picture and political consultancy agency in Bengaluru that counts Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar as a shopper.
The agency, DesignBoxed, has been dealing with Shivakumar’s technique and picture for the previous six months. It has additionally been concerned in Congress campaigns in Assam and Chhattisgarh.
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