In a bizarre allegation against the BJP, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala today shared a ‘diary’ alleging former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa made payouts to senior BJP leaders during his tenure Karnataka Chief Minister. Surjewala then held up a photocopy of a paper which had handwritten notes, allegedly written and signed by Yeddyurappa where he had mentioned amounts given to senior BJP leaders.
No sooner than the ‘note’ was published, trying to implicate BS Yeddyurappa, many Twitter users pointed out how the ‘evidence’ presented appears so absurd.
Yeah I also sign in my secret diary after noting down my crimes. Just trying to be helpful to any investigator who may catch hold of the diary at a later stage https://t.co/eavDwlMsqt
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) March 22, 2019
Soon, people started sharing their own versions of diary entries to mock Congress’ ‘diary’ allegations.
Snapshot of our diary entry detailing payments made to various folks – placed at an easy-to-find location in our office for convenience of income tax officials who may want to raid us pic.twitter.com/dKQ3pE1CBq
— The UnReal Times (@TheUnRealTimes) March 22, 2019
As it can be seen above, it is alleged that OpIndia CEO Rahul Roushan was paid Rs 25 crore by UnReal Times for reasons best known to them. Soon, armed with these allegations, wellwishers started tagging employees of OpIndia trying to instigate them to revolt against Roushan for not being paid a penny from the above Rs 25 crore.
However, as revealed by OpIndia employees, OpIndia CEO Rahul Roushan actually takes money from his employees to let them keep their jobs.
He makes his employees pay him to keep their jobs. pic.twitter.com/pQLJMlrCeR
— Nirwa Sharma (@nirwamehta) March 22, 2019
Soon, other such diary entries were also shared by twitterati.
— Mr CHOWKIDAR (@MrSinha_) March 22, 2019
— Chowkidar Srikanth 🇮🇳 (@srikanthbjp_) March 22, 2019
Meanwhile, the BJP has called the diary fake and shared handwriting and signature of BS Yeddyurappa to show how it doesn’t match the one shared by Congress even by a far stretch of the imagination.
Randeep Surjewala just wasted good amount of media personals time talking absolute nonsense & releasing fake diary written & scripted by Congress themselves
Handwriting & the signature on the dairy released by @INCIndia is as fake as the diary itself.
Here is the proof 👇 pic.twitter.com/tVjxnQHyfN
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 22, 2019