In big trouble for Karnataka BJP, Anti-Corruption Bureau on Sunday filed an FIR against senior leaders BS Yedyurappa and Ananth Kumar, ANI reports. The two leaders were allegedly heard speaking about money transaction done by local Congress political leaders to their High command. The ACB registered an FIR following a forensic report, which confirmed voices of the two leaders. Reacting on the issue, Yeddyurappa alleged that ACB is working on the behest of Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state. “ACB doing this intentionally because Siddaramaiah has bent it. He has failed to get Ananth Kumar and me. We’re ready to face ACB,” Yeddyurappa was quoted as saying by ANI.
Yeddyurappa and Kumar are BJP’s two top-most leaders from the state. While Yeddyurappa is all set to be Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate for upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka, Kumar is a senior minister in Narendra Modi government. Yeddyurappa is also a former chief minister of the state who had to step down during his previous regime after alleged corruption charges were made against him. Karnataka, is currently being ruled by the Congress. The state will go to polls in May, 2018.