The case against irregularities in defence deals got a fresh impetus on Thursday with Janata Dal Secular leader and former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy claiming that his father HD Deve Gowda was offered bribe by middlemen to approve defence procurements.
In a press meet, Kumaraswamy suddenly raised the issue when reporters asked him to comment on state Muslim leaders demanding CBI probe in the the Wakf Scam.
Kumaraswamy said that he was an MP when his father was the PM and some middlemen reached him and tried to bribe him in a deal related to defence ministry.
"But I did not support the middlemen and did not yield. In Delhi, the lobby of middlemen in various departments is normal," he opined.
Deve Gowda was Prime Minister of India between June 1996 and April 1997.
When Kumaraswamy was asked the reason for such a delay in sharing the information, he said that the Army chief VK Singh's recent revelations had spurred him to give the information.