As expected the allegations are now flying thick in the Karnataka in bid to form the government.
The Janata Dal Secular chief HD Kumaraswamy alleged that BJP has offered as much as Rs. 100 crore in cash and cabinet positions to lawmakers of his party.
The BJP approached 32 lawmakers but “none of my MLAs agreed”, as per JDS leader Kumaraswamy.
He who is hoping to become chief minister with Congress support after a split verdict also denied that he had met with BJP leaders and had been urged to consider a counter offer.
He categorically said that the BJP people have all the money in Delhi and that they have made the offer.
“If people have forgotten Operation Lotus, I want to remind everyone,” he added, referring to the term used to describe the defection of lawmakers from the Congress and JDS to the BJP in 2008.
The BJP emerged as the largest party in Karnataka yesterday but fell eight seats short of the 112-majority mark.
The JDS and the Congress together have 118, along with two independents, and they reached an agreement yesterday in which Mr Kumaraswamy would be chief minister of a JDS-Congress coalition.