Politics heats up on PayCM campaign in Karnataka, Congress leaders detained in poster case against CM

Pankaj Prasad
PayCM campaign in Karnataka
PayCM campaign in Karnataka

In many parts of Bangalore, such posters with the picture of CM Bommai were put up, on which PayCM was written.

Karnataka PayCM: The Congress later shared pictures of its PayCM campaign with the media. At the same time, many Congress leaders were later detained in this case.

PayCM campaign will continue across the state: Siddaramaiah

According to the report of news agency ANI, several Congress leaders in Karnataka, including Congress State Chief DK Shivakumar, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah and MP Randeep Singh Surjewala pasted 'PayCM' posters against Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru on Friday evening. He was later taken into custody. During this, Karnataka LOP Siddaramaiah said that yes, the PayCM poster protest will continue throughout the state. This is a campaign by the Congress party against this 40 per cent corruption government.

Corrupt government in Karnataka: Surjewala

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that the government wants to rule through police batons and brutality. This is a corrupt government. The corruption of the Bommai government has exposed itself to the public. Surjewala said that the day was not far when people would overthrow the Bommai government and throw it into the Arabian Sea.

'PayCM' poster drive politically motivated: CM Bommai

At the same time, none of the allegations on Congress's 'PayCM' poster drive, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, are true. He has not given any proof. All this is politically motivated. CM said that I have challenged him to present the evidence. There were many scams during Congress's tenure which should be investigated.

Know the whole matter

Earlier, the police, probing the case on the instructions of Bommai, on Wednesday arrested former chief of Congress's Karnataka unit's social media team BR Naidu. Let us inform that on Wednesday, in many parts of Bangalore, such posters with the picture of CM Bommai were put up, on which PayCM was written. These posters, which appeared in the central area of ​​the city, resembled advertisements for the online payment app Paytm. In the poster put up under the Congress campaign, a picture of Bommai's face was written in the middle of the QR code, 40 percent is taken here. According to reports, scanning this QR code takes people to 40 percent of Sarkar's website launched recently by Congress for bribery complaints. At the same time, BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel has alleged that the Congress is making false allegations against the Chief Minister and Karnataka has been insulted by this allegation.

What is the charge of Congress?

The Congress alleges that the Karnataka government takes 40 percent commission from contractors for awarding contracts for public works. Congress had started the website a few days back. The party is trying to raise the issue of death of contractor Santosh Patil, who committed suicide at a hotel in Udupi earlier this year, ahead of next year's state assembly elections. Patil had alleged that the then Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa was demanding 40 percent cut i.e. commission for a government work in his district. Eshwarappa resigned following the allegations. However, he was given a clean chit in the police investigation.