The JDS Chief from Karnatka accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of trying to bribe Karnataka lawmakers after election results in the state threw up a hung house on Tuesday.
“People of Karnataka must understand that the BJP, which is known for horse-trading, isn’t going to act in their favour. Some of them [BJP] have approached leaders in our party and offered them Rs 100 crore and ministerial posts,” said Kumaraswamy at a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
“This attempt by the BJP to poach our legislators will backfire as there are people who are willing to leave the BJP to support us (JD-S),” Kumaraswamy, who has been elected the JD(S) legislative party leader, was quoted by TV channels as saying.
Kumaraswamy, 58, spoke about his father, JD (S) chief and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, to explain why he had allied with the Congress.