Mysuru, March 31:- Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah said that the Congress has now become a symbol of corruption.
He was addressing a press meet held at a private hotel in the city on Saturday.
He said, “The relation between the Congress government in the state and corruption is similar to that of ‘fish and water.’ The Congress has become symbol of corruption in the state, if they come to the power again in the next term, the state would see a tsunami of corruption.”
“People of Karnataka have made up their mind to change Siddaramaiah government in the upcoming Assembly elections and we are confident that people would vote for our party and make B S Yeddyurappa the next chief minister in the state,” he added.
“Congress is playing ‘minority’ status card for Lingayat community to prevent Yeddyurappa from becoming vhief minister, but the Siddaramaiah government kept silent when the OBC Bill was about to get passed in the Rajya Sabha,” said Shah.
Reacting to a question on his meeting with the members of Mysuru Royal family, Shah declined to share details about their discussion. Answering a question on BJP leaders and his frequent visits to Mysuru, Shah said, “We haven’t won a single seat in the region and we want to focus more on winning more seats and we are sure the people of Mysuru will help us in getting more seats.”
Amit Shah after the press briefing paid a visit to Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple in front of Mysuru Palace. It is said that he visited the temple on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and took blessings of Hanuman at Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple.
Shah also visited Sri Cheluva Narayanaswamy Temple at Melukote in Mandya district. Later, he held an interaction with the organic farmers and women farmer co-operatives leaders at Sir M Visvesvarayya Stadium in Mandya and had lunch with farmers.
He then left for the Shashkiran Convention hall in Mandya to hold the Shakti Kendra Pramukhs Samavesha of five districts and visit Channapattana Craft Park at Channapatna in Ramanagara. Shah will later hold an interaction with silk growers and silk industry leaders.
Earlier, in a series of tweets Shah on his twitter handle took a jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and tweeted, “Forget everything else, he couldn’t even solve scarcity of drinking water in his own constituency Varuna. It is natural that the entire state has suffered in last 5 years under his chief ministership.”
“There are multiple fronts on which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has failed in his own constituency. Mandya-Mysuru region has one of the highest farmer suicide rates in the state. Last year, there were more than 265 infant deaths in just seven months in Mysuru district.”
“Mysuru is just 140 km away from the state capital, yet it has failed to attract any major investments. In five years, Siddaramaiah did nothing to fulfill his promise to widen Mysuru-Bengaluru National Highway. It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who fulfilled this long standing demand with a new 8-lane road,” he tweeted. -(KS,KK)