Davanagere: Amit Shah accuses Siddaramaiah govt of 'dividing' Hindus

Amit Shah

Kolkata BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a press conference in Kolkata

In his earlier goof-up, Shah had called Vidwat Lokanath, a private individual who was brutally attacked allegedly by Congress MLA N A Haris' son Mohammad Nalpad, a BJP man.

Except the BJP chief really meant to hit out at Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

Immediately, another leader sitting next to Shah whispered correction into his ear.

He went on to allege that the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamiah wears a wristwatch worth Rs 40 lakh.

In 2016, a special CBI Court acquitted Yeddyurappa, his two sons, son-in-law and nine others in a corruption case, giving a boost to the political fortunes of the BJP leader ahead of 2018 Assembly polls.

"Farmers in Karnataka are facing trouble today and are compelled to commit suicide because of the apathy of the Congress government in the state", said Shah. He mixed up the names last August in a pressed in Bangalore.

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Reacting to the jibe, Yeddyurappa said Shah's faux pas was just a slip of the tongue and nothing more.

Favouring the Lingayat community, Amit Shah said, " I want to tell Karnataka people that if BJP wins a majority, we will make Yeddyurappa chief minister".

Rahul Gandhi, president of Congress party, posted a tweet along with a clip of the video, "Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video!" The Karnataka CM then lashed out at Modi for his comments and called them "irresponsible".

Questioning the timing of the move, he asked the Siddaramaiah government, "What were you doing for five years?"

He also held a massive roadshow in Shivamogga, where he launched the state BJP's "Karunadu Jagruti Yatre' - a rally to awaken the electorate of Karnataka against the "misrule" of the Siddaramaiah government".

He further claimed that while the opposition parties spread reports of farmers committing suicide across the country, "the fact remains that there is decline in number of farmers' suicide in states like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan where the BJP has been in power for long".

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