Karnataka will form a special investigation team to probe audiotapes that purportedly reveal a poaching bid on a government MLA by state BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa, who has admitted meeting the lawmaker’s son but says the tapes were “edited”. Kumaraswamy on Monday accepted Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s advice to form the SIT. He and Kumaraswamy had played two tapes at a news conference on Friday, purportedly featuring Yeddyurappa and Nayak. On Monday, he made an emotional address to the House and sought an SIT probe, brushing aside the BJP’s demand for an inquiry by a judicial commission or a House committee.
Source: The Telegraph February 11, 2019 22:07 UTC