Amid the news of rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig's detention by the SIT, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy had tweeted alleging that state's BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa's personal assistant Santosh and party leader CP Yogeshwar were present with rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig when he was trying to fly to Mumbai but was detained by the SIT in the (I Monetary Advisory) IMA scam at KIAL airport. He had alleged that the BJP was actively trying to destablise the state government through horse trading. This statement came amid political crisis faced by JD(S)-Congress coalition as at least 16 MLAs have tendered resignation from the parties.
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The BJP countered charges of HD Kumaraswamy saying that the Karnataka CM's claims of the party engaging in horse-trading was fake news. The party also demanded to know why the JD(S) leader had met Baig at Taj West Eng on July 12 if he was involved in the IMA scam. The BJP has asked for an explanation about the 'secret meeting' saying that HD Kumaraswamy resorted to blackmail Baig the moment he withdrew his support to the government.
On Monday night, rebel Congress Roshan Baig was detained by the Special Investigation Team from KIAL airport in Bengaluru. He was being questioned by the SIT in the IMA scam. As per reports he allegedly received bribe from the IMA mastermind Mansoor Khan. He is also seen photographed with him. Baig has moved the High Court against his detention by the SIT.