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Setback for K’taka CM as HC gives nod for probe against him in ‘Operation Kamala’

BENGALURU, MAR 31 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 3/31/2021 1:16:13 PM IST

In a setback for Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, the High Court has given a go-ahead for an inquiry into ‘Operation Kamala’ (Operation Lotus) which, the Congress-JD(S) claims was conspired by the BJP to allegedly topple the alliance government in Karnataka in 2019.

The Congress party had demanded a judicial probe into ‘Operation Lotus’. Siddaramaiah, the Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly, had targetted the government after Ramesh Jarkiholi, the then Water Resources Minister claimed that C P Yogeshwara had raised a Rs 9 crore loan for the formation of the BJP government in Karnataka.

“Ramesh Jarkiholi has provided evidence for our allegation about #Operation Kamala, by saying that C P Yogeshwar has taken crores of rupees of loan to fund Operation Kamal. I strongly urge for a judicial investigation by a sitting High Court judge to reveal the truth,” Siddaramaiah had said in a tweet. “If our MLAs had joined @BJP4Karnataka without any expectation, why did CP Yogeshwar take a loan of Rs 9 cr? Had the opposition made an allegation about #OperationKamala, it could be brushed aside. But the allegation is by ruling party MLAs only. What does @BSYBJP have to say now?” he had said.

The Congress-JD(S) had joined hands after the 2018 Assembly polls to form a government in Karnataka after the poll results threw a hung Assembly in the state. In 2019, after the general elections that year, some MLAs from the ruling coalition joined the BJP, which formed a government in the state under CM Yediyurappa. While the Congress-JD(S) allege that the BJP played a role in toppling the alliance government via purported ‘Operation Kamala’, Yediyurappa has denied the allegations and put the blame on the Opposition.

 

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