File photograph of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

Senior chief and former MLA H Vishwanath, who give up as JDS president to defect to BJP to make Yediyurappa CM, mentioned that his defection clinched the deal for the BJP chief, which had eluded him for 14 months.

D P Satish

  • News18
  • Last Updated: June 29, 2020, 8:05 AM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa will maybe have sleeplessness nights for the following two months.

Senior chief and former MLA H Vishwanath, who give up as JDS president to defect to BJP to make Yediyurappa chief minister, final yr has dropped a bombshell claiming he’ll write a ebook on “operation Kamala” with all particulars concerning the offers that occurred behind the scenes.

Speaking to Information18 over phone from Mysore, Vishwanath mentioned that the title of the ebook can be “Bombay Days” and he wished the folks to know the way Yediyurappa got here to energy with the assist of 17 Congress and JDS MLAs by toppling the JDS-Congress coalition authorities in July final yr.

He mentioned that his defection clinched the deal for Yediyurappa, which had eluded him for 14 months.

“Only after a top leader like me defected, others got the confidence. They followed me to BJP camp. We took a flight to Mumbai. We made Yediyurappa CM. He is in power because of our sacrifice. I want to explain and expose everything and everyone,” he mentioned.

Vishwanath, who was disqualified for the mass defection, fought and misplaced the bypolls ultimately of 2019. Later, Yediyurappa promised him an MLC publish. But, his identify was rejected by the get together excessive command in Delhi.

Most of the opposite MLAs who detected to BJP with him gained the bypolls and have been subsequently made ministers. MTB Nagaraj, who additionally misplaced the bypolls alongside with Vishwanath has been made an MLC, final week.

It has angered Vishwanath, who feels that he has been shortchanged by Yediyurappa. He is planning to end the writing within the subsequent two months.

“I want to bring out the book in Kannada, Hindi and English, simultaneously. The people of Karnataka and India have every right to know what happened without their knowledge. We are answerable to them,” Vishwanath advised Information18.

His “Bombay Days” mission is being seen as a stress constructing train, which can power the BJP to accommodate him someplace to save itself from an enormous embarrassment. Yediyurappa is but to react to Vishwanath’s ebook writing menace.

Former chief minister and chief of the opposition Siddaramaiah has alleged that Yediyurappa has paid Rs 30 crore to every MLA, together with Vishwanath for the defection. Vishwanath was a senior Congress chief earlier than he joined the JDS in 2018.


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