Prajwal sexual abuse case won’t affect BJP-JD(S) alliance, will fight Council polls together: Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa said BJP-JD(S) alliance would not be affected by sexual abuse cases being filed against Prajwal Revanna.

ByPTI

Published May 11, 2024 | 7:32 PMUpdatedMay 12, 2024 | 9:50 AM

BS Yediyurappa last speech Karnataka Assembly

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP stalwart BS Yediyurappa on Saturday, 11 May, said the saffron party and JD(S) will contest the upcoming Legislative Council elections together, scheduled for 3 June.

He said BJP-JD(S) alliance would not be affected in the wake of cases being filed against present Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna over alleged sexual abuse of several women.

The 33-year-old Prajwal is seeking re-election as an NDA candidate from Hassan. He is absconding after a huge cache of explicit videos allegedly showing him sexually abusing several women became public.

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‘Sexual abuse case should be given to CBI’

“Our (BJP’s) alliance with the JD(S) will not be affected. That (Prajwal case) has no connection with the alliance. I’m confident that the alliance will continue,” Yediyurappa said.

Speaking about the Council election to three graduates and three teachers constituency on 3 June, Yediyurappa said the BJP and JD(S) will fight it together.

“We had a discussion that they (JD(S)) will contest in two seats and BJP in four seats,” he added.

He also said the BJP national president JP Nadda will announce the names of candidates.

On the Prajwal issue, Yediyurappa said the BJP is firm in its demand that the case should be handed over to the CBI. The case is being probed by a Special Investigation Team formed by the Congress government in Karnataka.

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