Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad made a startling claim on Friday saying Vijayapura MLA-elect Anand Singh had been abducted by the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has to prove its majority in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday.
Anand Singh has been reportedly incommunicado for the last two days, and Azad said he had been held captive in Delhi.
The Congress leader also said many BJP leaders had tried to get in touch with the Congress MLAs and they had call records to prove it.
“We also have call details and recording of those people who were released from jail by Modi-government and have been made in-charge of managing the legislature,” he said, addressing a press conference.
Talking to the reporters, Azad said the Congress knew which minister contacted Anand Singh and called him to Delhi, where he was held captive.
“Humein yeh maloom hai, kis mantri ke dwara unko phone kiya gaya, bulaya gaya aur baad mein pakad kar bhi rakha,” said Azad.
Even though, Congress is not in touch with Anand Singh, the party exuded confidence that he would come to the Assembly on Saturday and vote for Congress.
On Friday, the Supreme Court reduced on one day the time of 15 days given by the Karnataka Governor to the Yeddyurappa-led government to prove its majority in the House. The Assembly will conduct a floor test on Saturday now at 4 pm.
While the Congress maintained that it had the numbers, Yeddyurappa also put up a confident face and said the party would win the floor test as it had the majority.
BJP, which won 104 seats in the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly elections, requires eight more to win the battle of Karnataka.