New Delhi, March 30: Days after he mistakenly called Yeddyurappa government as the most corrupt in the history of Karnataka, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Friday hit back at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his apparent jibe. Addressing a party rally in Mysuru for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018, Shah said,”In a slip of tongue, I said that Yeddyurappa govt is corrupt instead of Siddaramaiah’s, and the entire Congress party started to rejoice. I want to tell Rahul Gandhi, that I might have made a mistake but the people of Karnataka will not.”
On Tuesday, in a slip of tongue, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had said the BS Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka should get the number one award for corruption. Shah was apparently referring to the Congress government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Addressing a press conference in the state which will go to polls on May 12, the BJP chief had said,“A former Supreme Court judge recently said that the Yeddyurappa government should get the number one award for corruption.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi was quick to notice Shah’s blunder.Taking a dig at the BJP chief, Gandhi tweeted,”Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video! Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever… True.”
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also took a dig, saying the BJP leader had finally spoken the ‘truth’. “The #ShahOfLies finally speaks truth. Thank you @AmitShah,” the Chief Minister tweeted sharing the video.