Former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has announced that the BJP will pay Rs 6,000 per vote in the assembly elections to be held in May.
In Karnataka, a former BJP minister has made a shocking comment which has left his party embarrassed and has triggered a huge controversy. Former state water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi has announced at a rally that the BJP will pay Rs 6,000 per vote in the assembly elections to be held in May. Jarkiholi was forced to resign in 2021 due to his alleged role in the sex scandal and the BJP immediately distanced itself from him.
The rally was organized by his supporters in Sulebavi village of Belagavi. The former minister made this comment during the attack on Congress MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar. Lakshmi Hebbalkar of INC represents Belagavi Rural constituency from Belagavi district. Ramesh Jarkiholi represents the Gokak constituency in Belagavi.
Ramesh Jarkiholi said, “I see she is distributing gifts to her voters in the constituency. Till now she must have given kitchen appliances, such as cookers and mixers, worth around Rs 1,000. She may give another set of gifts.” All these together may cost around Rs 3000. I request you not to vote for our candidate if we do not give you Rs 6,000.”
Irrigation Minister Govind Karjol immediately denied Jarkoli’s statement. He said, “There is no place for such things in our party. Our party is built on an ideology, due to which it came to power in the country and under the leadership of Narendra Modi came to power for the second time with a clear majority.” Is.” The minister said, “We will come to power with a clear majority in the 2023 elections as well.”
He said, “If a person gives a statement, it is not the statement of the party. It is his personal statement.”
Congress MLC Nagraj Yadav said, “What Ramesh has said is unconstitutional. The model code of conduct has not yet come into effect. Once that happens, if such statements are repeated, he or any BJP leader will be punished.” The person should be banned.”
Yadav said, “All BJP MLAs are still in the party by doing 40 per cent corruption. They have collected enough money through bribery. BJP is now planning to do the same during elections. I will approach the Election Commission on this matter.” I demand to see.”
The BJP, which came to power in 2019 a year after the HD Kumaraswamy-led government was elected, is eyeing a second consecutive term.
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