Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing the Congress government in the state of corruption and claiming that criminals rule it.
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Bengaluru and vowed to wipe Congress out of Karnataka, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongman saying “he is morally not right to be the Prime Minister of the country”.
Siddaramaiah also said that Modi does not have the “moral right” to talk about Lokpal (an ombudsman) as “he did not have a Lokayukta for nine years when he was the chief minister” of Gujarat. Modi is facilitating corruption, the Congress leader said, adding, “He is morally not right to be the prime minister of the country.”
Siddaramaiah also targeted BJP president Amit Shah, saying he is “involved in murder case”. And in the same breath, he attacked former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa citing his arrest in the past.
“BJP president was involved in murder case, he only speaks lies. Here also they are projecting a chief minister candidate who has been to jail. PM has hurt pride of Kannadigas by uttering lies about the state,” said the Congress leader.
During a rally in the poll-bound state on Sunday, Modi had said: “While the world is talking about ease of doing business, and the BJP government is talking about ease of living, the Karnataka government is talking about ease of doing murder.”