Bengaluru, Apr1 : Opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa, who is also BJP State President, took strong exception to AICC President Rahul Gandhi referring to alleged Dairy contents and taking his name stating he had paid Rs 1800 crore to BJP central leaders when he was the chief minister.
Rahul Gandhi while launching joint election campaign with JDS Supremo H D Devegowda here on Sunday had alleged that Yeddyurappa has stated that the Dairy that he (Yeddyurappa) had sent crores of rupees to Union Ministers Nitin Gadkeri, Arun Jaitely and Rajnath Singh, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims himself as 'Chowkidar' of the nation.
Taking strong exception to Rahul Gandhi's allegations, Yeddyurappa, in a statement here, said that "AICC chief Rahul Gandhi should immediately stop making irresponsible statements. Despite the officials of the IT department describing the contents of the so called diary found in Congress leader D K Shivakumar during an IT department as "fake", Rahul Gandhi referring to alleged Rs 1800 crore entry in the diary was nothing but irresponsible and unfounded allegation.
"Rahul Gandhi has unnecessarily and unwarrantedly making false and fictitious allegations against our leaders who have unblemished track record in politics. My sincere request to Rahul Gandhi who holds a responsible position of a National party is he should immediately stop making such irresponsible and silly statements. By making such false and baseless allegations in his enthusiasm to win over the voters, he is becoming a laughing stock in public mind," he added.
Yeddyurappa further stated "I challenge Rahul Gandhi to prove his allegations. I am ready to quit the politics itself if he proves right his allegations, otherwise he should apologize to 6.5 crore people of Karnataka who have immense faith in BJP and me. Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders statements on this diary also exposes the Congress leaders lack of faith in constitutionally established bodies and its officials. And even the law of the land itself." (UNI)