Amid ‘PayCM’ controversy, senior Congress ‘poster’ boys were caught, actor says photo was used without permission
Bengaluru Police on Friday detained Congress leaders – former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, party president D Shivakumar, AICC general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council BK Hariprasad and Congress Media Communications Wing President Priyank Kharge. The above poster in which it was written – ‘PayCM, 40% commission BJP government’.
“None of the allegations are true. He has not given any evidence. I have challenged him to present the evidence. During his tenure, several scams should be looked into,” clarifies Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary CT Ravi reacted strongly to the allegations, terming the Congress’ campaign against corruption as “ridiculous”.
The decision of top leaders to indulge in the poster exercise came in the wake of the arrest of five Congress workers, who had allegedly pasted posters bearing a QR code with an embedded picture of Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.
A helpline number has also been provided for people to register corruption complaints, call and share their stories or upload documents that expose corrupt politicians and officials. Meanwhile, the Congress continued its scathing attack against the ruling BJP government in Karnataka by printing the message of “40% corrupt government” on the hood of the autorickshaw.
Congress fight continues
Continuing the fight, not only Bommai, the Congress released posters with distorted photographs of BJP leaders like Karnataka ministers like Ashwath Narayan, D Sudhakar, Shivaram Hebbar and BY Vijayendra, who is also the vice-president and son of the former BJP chief minister. BS Yediyurappa.
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“We will not succumb to pressure tactics like arresting our party workers. Instead, we will take it up more aggressively. Instead of investigating who is pasting posters exposing the BJP, the state government should use the police machinery to thoroughly investigate the PSI recruitment scam, the alleged 40% commission scam by the contractors’ union and the claims made by the school associations. needed. Why are they showing such haste in arresting the Congressmen,” asked Congress spokesperson and Research Wing President Mansoor Khan.
A senior Congress leader said the Congress campaign launched on September 13 will gain momentum when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enters the state as part of his Bharat Jodi Yatra.
To counter the Congress campaign, the BJP released a detailed pamphlet describing various scams, allegations of corruption and improperly implemented schemes by the Congress government. He targeted Siddaramaiah and called him a “scam-ramaiah” to emphasize the number of scams exposed during his tenure.
“Whenever BJP comes to power, Congress cannot tolerate Karnataka. They want to malign the image of the government with false allegations”: Capt G Karnik of BJP. Congress’s Nagaraju Yadav replied
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“There can’t be Congress without corruption and vice versa. A person who is out on bail and can go to jail anytime, he is talking about corruption today. He dared to talk against corruption and others along with him There are also those who are champions of corruption. Corruption and Congress are two sides of a coin,” said Ravi, directing his remarks towards Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah.
no meaning : actor
Meanwhile, in an embarrassment to the Congress, Mumbai-based actor Akhil Iyer tweeted that his picture was used without his permission in one of his posters campaigning against the BJP.
I am shocked to see that my face is being used illegally and without my consent for “40% government”. @INCIndia Campaign with which I have nothing to do.
— Akhil Iyer (@khiliya) September 23, 2022
Iyer is considering taking legal action against those running the ‘40% government’ website.
“A journalist sent me the poster and asked if I was part of the campaign. I was surprised. I decided to make a statement on social media. I have nothing to do with the campaign for which my picture has been used. I would like my work as an actor to be recognized and not tagged as the poster boy of any political campaign,” Iyer told News18.
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