Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in Karnataka and on Sunday he pitched for BJP rule in the state. He said the benefits to be derived by having the same party in the state as in Center were manifold. However, the state’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah did not lag and instead took to Twitter to gave UP CM tips on ways to eradicate poverty in Uttar Pradesh. Siddaramaiah tweeted, “I welcome UP CM Shri @myogiadityanath to our state. There is a lot you can learn from us Sir. When you are here please visit a Indira Canteen & a ration shop. It will help you address the starvation deaths sometimes reported from your state.”
Siddaramaiah also tweeted, “We welcome dignitaries from other states to come, and learn from CM @siddaramaiah’s Karnataka Model of Governance. We’re solving historical challenges in HDI with a robust welfare program, and India’s most effective Industrial policies.”
According to PTI, the UP CM in his Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthana Yatra, earlier in the day said, “Karnataka will benefit like Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh if it is also ruled by the BJP, which is heading the NDA government at the Centre under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” Addressing a rally of about 50,000 people Adityanath, spoke in Hindi and said that Karnataka stagnated in development over the last four years under the Congress, which had failed to implement various schemes of the Modi government.
Attacking the Congress government in Karnataka, Adityanath said, “though the Modi government had included Bengaluru and nine other cities across the state under its ambitious Smart City project, the state government has not taken action to utilize its funds or improve the quality of life in the state.” He added, “the Congress government has been busy polarising the people, dividing them on caste and religious basis and failed to check the worsening law and order situation. It has no time for the development of the state, which was once known for its phenomenal growth in the knowledge sector, especially IT and biotech.”