Bengaluru PayCM campaign detains Karnataka Congress leaders

Congress leaders including DK Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah, and Randeep Singh Surjewala arrested in Karnataka . The PayCM poster demonstration will continue throughout the state .

On Friday, Congress leaders including DK Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah, and Randeep Singh Surjewala were arrested in Karnataka in connection with the PayCM posters against CM Basavaraj Bommai.The PayCM poster demonstration will continue throughout the state.After being arrested, Siddaramaiah, the opposition party's leader, said that this is a campaign by the Congress party to end the 40% corruption regime.After pictures of Bommais faces on a QR code titled PayCM-a near-replica of PayTM logo-surfaced on compound walls, transformers, and bus shelters in Bengaluru, a poster war erupted between BJP and Congress.

Bengaluru police commissioner CH Pratap Reddy said the department has registered cases against unknown individuals and opened an investigation into the incident.The PayCM QR code containing the chief minister's photograph is taken to a website run by Sarkara, accusing the Bommai-led BJP government of charging 40 per cent commission on public works.The Congress officially opened the website a few days back.Bommai referred to the scheme as a systematic attempt to tarnish his and Karnataka's image.

On social media, the BJP launched a counter-campaign by posting QR-code posters of opposition leader Siddaramaiah and state Congress chief DK Shivakumar with the tagline-Redo and ED.Siddaramaiah became CM between 2013 and 2018, and allegedly denotified 600 acres of the suspected redo (remodified) denotification scheme.In two money laundering cases, the Enforcement Directorate is looking at Shivakumar.(With agency contributions).. (With agency input