Bengaluru: BJP leaders offered me ministry, says Amaregouda Bayyapur from Congress

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (RJP)

Bengaluru, May 16: Congress MLA from Kushtagi, Amaregouda Linganagouda Patil Bayyapur, revealed on Wednesday, May 16, that he had received lucrative offers from the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) to switch his allegiance. However, despite offers of a seat in the State Ministry, Bayyapur said that his fidelity would continue to lie with the Congress.

“I got a call from the BJP leaders. They said come to us and we will give a ministry to you. We’ll make you a minister. But, I am going to stay here. H D Kumaraswamy is our Chief Minister,” said Bayyapur.

Earlier in the day, the outgoing Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah had also claimed that the JD (S) leader, H. D. Kumaraswamy would be the next CM of the Congress supported JD (S) Government in the state.

Siddaramaiah has also quashed rumours that a section of the MLAs of his party were unhappy over him joining hands with the JD (S), terming them as ‘baseless rumours’.