"Was Offered Money To Join BJP" In 2019: Karnataka MLA Who Left Congress

"Was Offered Money To Join BJP" In 2019: Karnataka MLA Who Left Congress

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September 13, 2021

BJP MLA Shrimant Balasaheb Patil on Sunday said he was offered money to leave Congress and join BJP before the toppling of the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka.

New Delhi, 13 September 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Briefing media persons, Mr Patil said, "I have joined BJP without taking any offer of money. I was offered money to join the party. I could have asked for as much as I wanted. I did not ask for money, I asked them to give me a minister's post to serve the people." "I do not know why I was not given a ministership in the present government. But I have been promised that I will get a minister's post in the next expansion. I had a word with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai," he added. Mr Patil is an MLA from Kagwad Assembly constituency in Karnataka. He had a long association with Congress but changed camp in July 2019. He was one of the 16 MLAs who joined BJP from Congress and Janata Dal Secular (JDS) leading to the fall of the coalition government led by then Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

Source - NDTV


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