Bengaluru: The Congress intensified its campaign against Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai by posting the “PayCM” posters at the BJP’s Nelamangala Office outside of Bengaluru Friday September 23 Later, the party shared the images of its PayCM campaign available to the media.
The police which is probing the matter on Bommai’s instruction had arrested B. R. Naidu, the Former Chief of Congress’ Karnataka Unit Social Media team, on the night of Wednesday September 21 from his residence.
The PayCM QR code with the Chief Minister’s image leads to a website called “40% Sarkara,” which accuses the Bommai-led BJP Government of taking 40% commission on public works. The Congress just a few days ago launched the website.
The Congress is trying to raise the subject of contractor Santosh Patil’s suicide incident that happened at an Udupi hotel earlier this year ahead of the Assembly elections in Karnataka next year. Patil had accused that K. S. Eshwarappa, the State’s then Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, had demanded a 40% commission in public works in his district.
Eshwarappa had resigned after the charge. However, a police investigation resulted in a clear record for him.
Following the PayCM campaign, the BJP started “Scam-Ramaiah,” which focused on alleged scams that allegedly occurred in Karnataka under the Government of the then-chief minister Siddaramaiah under the Congress Government then.
BJP State Chief Nalin Kumar Kateel charged that the Congress has falsely accused the Chief Minister and Karnataka has been insulted by this allegation.