Was offered money while quitting Cong in Karnataka: Former BJP Minister


Belagavi, Sep 11 (IANS): Shrimant Patil, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cabinet Minister in Karnataka and the party's Kagwad MLA, on Saturday said he was offered money at the time of quitting Congress by the BJP government.

"But I declined the offer of money and demanded that I should be given a good position in the BJP-led government so that I can do social service," he added.

"It was true that I was given an offer of money. I did not take the money and asked for a good portfolio. Accordingly, I was given a cabinet berth. Now, they (BJP) have dropped me from the new cabinet. However, I have the confidence of getting a cabinet berth in the coming days," he said.

"I have discussed with senior leaders regarding the cabinet portfolio and Maratha community is also pitching in for me, demanding inclusion in the new cabinet. The senior BJP leaders have assured me that I will be accommodated in the cabinet," Patil added.

Opposition parties in Karnataka have been targeting the BJP government alleging horse-trading of 16 MLAs belonging to the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) which ended the coalition government of the JD(S) and the Congress.

Later, The BJP formed the government in the state under the leadership of former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. When Yediyurappa was asked to step down, Shrimant Patil, who was then a cabinet minister was not included in the cabinet of the new Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Politicians cannot be blindly trusted as they are known to embellish what they speak. They hide the minor details, keeping the public in the dark. Such statements are no doubt contentious. The demagogue only decided to speak on this for not getting a cabinet post. Why this shtick now?

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Money was taken by Congress MLA (Srimant Patil) and also given by another Congress MLA (Ramesh Jarkiholi). Where BJP is in the picture?

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    should have come out at that time and exposed the BJP..., now also time is not lost name who offered the monies,,

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    We are expecting similar statements by CD sex ex minister Ramesh Jarkoli

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Please name the person who offered you the money and how much was offered at least this much social service you can do for the nation.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Now if you ask patil again about the money offered he will deny it and say that he was misquoted this is the usual answer bjp leaders give to pacify the andh bhakts. It's become very difficult now for andbhakts to defend their masters.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Shameful Horse trading to gain power and destroy Democracy in our country. The Will of the people is being subverted through money, muscle power and threats of action by Central Agencies. This is what we call a party with a Difference. We have to restore true Democracy by showing the exit to the BJP in all future elections.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Readers, the UPA regime led by INC was synonymous for pulling down elected governments in the Union and states across India.. The present dispensation, has merely inherited that noble legacy from its predecessor.. What goes around, comes around !!!

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    Kuch karne nahi dunga sachchai say door

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    tis is called bootlicking.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    I wonder if Albert is a Andh Bhakt ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    If you want a Honest Government please don't vote for BJP ...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    That party, it's politicians and bhakths were shameless, are shameless, will be shameless forever..... Na khawoonga Na khanedoonga.. is shameless fake slogan of Feku raja.....

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  • gabbar, mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    He meant other way around.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Ambani & Adani are flooded with Money ...

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    You forgot that Congress was saved by Shibu Soren's JMM after truck load of illegal money went from Karnataka!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 12 2021

    no, no,...... da trucks & trucks of loaded with money r going 2 nagpur after 2014. after dat India's treasury is empty-dumpty.

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    liar...he wants more.Social service by having a cabinet berth??🤔.rather it is self service.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Luckily he didn't blame Nehru ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    I quote srimat patil statement: "But I declined the offer of money and demanded that I should be given a good position in the BJP-led government so that I can do social service," he added. unquote. u idiot srimat patil, if u r a true social services person, u don't need party or a minister position. being a layman u can do social services 2 people lavishly. but u need a proper position. now don't complain. stay outside of da parties & do social services 2 da masses. show your guts now. otherwise wear bangles.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    His cry is that... when he was in Congress he as very .."Shrimanta', But now after dropped from ministry he is just" badava'!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Nowadays people are joining Politics only to get position as well as money. It is a business we can say in other words.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Mr. Patil you should and get a life. Social service you can do without a portfolio. Infact without a portfolio you wont be limited to one set of industry but can work towards alround development of your people. And as far as your claim of not taking any money goes, I dont think you would have left the congress to bjp without any added benefits.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    Everybody knows operation kamala........A shameless practice of BJP politics.

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    BY SEEING COMMENTS FROM S. PATIL ONE CAN UNDER STAND THAT HOW CORRUPT IS BJP PARTY. FOR POWER THEY CAN DO ANYTHING.

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  • Ajja, Mangalore

    Sat, Sep 11 2021

    A former minister is giving this statement. Offering money is bribe and against all legality. Who will punish the people who offered money? Why investigation can't be done on the basis of this statement?

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