‘Jail-bird chose jail-bird’: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s blistering attack on Amit Shah, BS Yeddyurappa

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Updated: January 26, 2018 5:29:15 PM

Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Thursday reffered to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah as a 'jail-bird'.

Replying to a Tweet from Amits Shah, where he had slammed Karnataka government, Siddaramaiah saidReplying to a Tweet from Shah, where he had slammed Karnataka government, Siddaramaiah said, “Says an ex-jailbird who chose another former jailbird to be his party’s CM candidate for our Karnataka election.

Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Thursday reffered to Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah as a ‘jail-bird’. Replying to a Tweet from Shah, where he had slammed Karnataka government, Siddaramaiah said, “Says an ex-jailbird who chose another former jailbird to be his party’s CM candidate for our Karnataka election. Can he present facts about the so-called corruption charges against me or my Govt? Just telling lies won’t help. People will not believe his #jumlas. (sic).”

Earlier, Shah had alleged Siddaramaiah of being mired in corruption. “Siddaramaiah govt has crossed all limits of corruption. In Karnataka, Siddaramaiah and corruption are synonyms. Siddaramaiah means corruption and corruption means Siddaramaiah,” Shah had said.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah had slammed Amit Shah for not mentioning Mahadayi river issue in his Thursday speech. He had said: “Not his fault! Nobody told him about # Mahadayi. He reads an outdated speech about Tipu, corruption & a fictitious Rs 2 lakh crores that the central Govt supposed to have given us. @AmitShah ravare, next time please read about #Mahadayi before coming here. (sic)”

During the speech, Shah had also accused Congress of using the state machinery for halting his party’s Parivartana Yatre in the state. The BJP chief dared Congress to stop the saffron party march, and defeat it in the upcoming elections in the state. Shah further claimed that Congress is in fear due to the Parivartana Yatre of the BJP in the state. In his speech, Shah slammed Siddaramaiah government for rising crime against women in the state. He said: “Congress party opposed the Triple Talaq bill due to politics of appeasement but I want to assure Muslim sisters and mothers that BJP and PM Narendra Modi are committed to passing this bill to do justice to them.”

Shah also attacked the state government for alleged killings of BJP RSS workers: “More than 20 RSS-BJP karyakartas have been murdered in the state in last four years but Siddaramaiah government has let the murderers go scot free. BJP government will bring them to justice come what may, after forming the government in the state,” Shah said.

Stressing upon BJP’s seriousness about the state’s development, Shah said, “Modi government has increased Karnataka’s share in central revenues from Rs 88,583 crore under 13th Finance Commission to Rs 2,19,500 crore under the 14th Finance Commission.”

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