controversy over iphone, leather bag gift to karnataka mps
Prior to the meeting scheduled for July 18 in Bhavan, Karnataka state, Delhi, an iPhone, leather bag and a folder of more than 1 lakh were sent to every member of the state,
The agenda of the meeting included discussions on sharing the Covey river dispute, the pending irrigation project in the cauvery basin, and the issues that state councillors will raise at the parliamentary meeting that begins on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister H. D.
Kumaraswamy of Delhi told reporters that he did not know the gifts and said, \"I don\'t know anything about the iphone.
I haven\'t noticed yet.
I didn\'t ask anyone to give the iphone.
Personal Fund: D. K.
ShivakumarIn Bangalore, Minister of Water Resources D. K.
Shivakumar said he gave gifts to each state member from his personal funds.
He defended it by saying that it was given in good faith for the benefit of members of parliament.
He said he also gave cell phones to members of Congress last year.
\"I am kind enough to give gifts to members.
However, some people with biased eyes will be jealous.
Asked about the refusal of Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, member of BJP Rajya Sabha
\"Sir,\" said Shivakumar.
Qian is a rich member of parliament. he doesn\'t need it.
In an interview with a private TV channel, BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje said that BJP MP had decided not to accept gifts from the state government.
In an interview with Hindus, a congressman confirmed that he had received iPhones and bags from the government.