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Karnataka Congress Leaders Detained Over ‘PayCM’ Posters In Bengaluru


The Congress’s ‘PayCM’ marketing campaign concentrating on Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Bengaluru:

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, and a number of other different leaders of the celebration have been detained in Bengaluru immediately in reference to the ‘PayCM’ marketing campaign concentrating on Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The listing additionally consists of BK Hariprasad, Priyank Khadge, Randeep Singh Surjewala and different leaders.

The marketing campaign was an offshoot of allegations about leaders of the ruling BJP extracting 40 per cent fee from builders, contractors and others. The claims have triggered an enormous political storm within the state forward of subsequent yr’s meeting elections.

Earlier this week, posters resembling the design of e-wallet Paytm, and carrying the picture of Mr Bommai on the QR code with the message “40% accepted right here” had surfaced throughout Bengaluru.

If scanned, the QR code directs one to a web site — ‘40% Sarkara’ — accusing the Bommai-led BJP authorities was charging 40 per cent fee on public works. The web site was launched a couple of days in the past by Congress.

Senior Congress chief and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated there shall be no let-up within the marketing campaign. “The marketing campaign will proceed throughout the state,” he advised reporters this night.

Calling the marketing campaign an “evil design” Mr Bommai earlier stated, “They’ve given no proof”.

“It’s all politically motivated. I’ve challenged them to supply proof. Throughout their (Congress) tenure, there have been many scams that needs to be regarded into,” he was quoted as saying by information company ..

The Karnataka police, which was investigating the matter on the instruction of the Chief Minister, had arrested BR Naidu, the previous chief of Karnataka Congress’ social media workforce, on Wednesday evening.

The Congress has taken up corruption allegations by a contractor and transformed it to an election difficulty.

Contractor Santosh Patil died by suicide in April, accusing former minister KS Eshwarappa of demanding “40 per cent reduce cash” in a mission he executed.

Mr Eshwarappa was cleared by the police after investigation.

In an interview to IHNS, DK Shivakumar had stated the state’s contractors have repeatedly alleged that they needed to pay bribes of as much as 40 per cent of the worth of a mission to authorities officers to safe contracts.

In letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they’ve additionally claimed that throughout the Congress regime, they needed to pay solely 10 per cent, he stated. The Schooling division, Mr Shivakumar added, has additionally written to the Prime Minister making related complaints.

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