BJP MLAs demands probe into fake audio clip of BJP Nalin Kumar Kateel

9:53 PM, Monday, July 19th, 2021

BJP leadersMangaluru : BJP legislators from the coastal belt on Monday sought an inquiry into the release of the audio clip of  BJP Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Minister for Welfare of Backward Classes and in-charge of Dakshina Kannada Kota Srinivasa Poojary, speaking to reporters at Kalavara, near Kundapur, said that the clip has been released in the name of Mr. Kateel and he had already doubted its authenticity. There is a need to take action against those who are spreading such fake audio clips, he said.

Mangaluru City South MLA D. Vedavyasa Kamath said in a statement that it was an attempt to tarnish the image of Mr. Kateel. It was an act of those who cannot tolerate the growth of the BJP.

Meanwhile, five BJP MLAs from Dakshina Kannada led by president of Dakshina Kannada unit of the party Sudarshan Moodbidri met Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar and submitted to him a memorandum seeking an inquiry into the release of the audio clip.

Besides Mr. Kamath, MLAs Rajesh U Naik, Umanath A Kotian, Harish Poonja, Sanjeeva Matandoor were with Dakshina Kannada BJP president.

Speaking to reporters on the occasion, M Sudarshan Said that, it was an attempt to damage the reputation of the party.

“We know who did it and who are behind the release of the audio. We have informed the Police Commissioner about those persons,” he said.

He said that ahead of the last Lok Sabha election, there was a similar attempt to tarnish the image of Mr. Kateel.

The BJP will appeal to the Chief Minister to hold an inquiry into the circulation of the audio clip that went viral on Sunday, he said.


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