Kalaburgi, Feb 26: Upping the ante against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday said that the Congress government and corruption have become synonymous in the state. Amit Shah said that the Siddaramaiah government has failed on all fronts. Also Read - 'Goondaraj in UP': Opposition Targets Yogi Government After 8 Policemen Killed in Kanpur
“Karnataka government has failed in all fronts, be it law and order or development, it has failed. Corruption cases are on a rise. Corruption and Siddaramaiah government have become synonymous,” Shah, who is on a three-visit to the state, told reporters in Kalaburgi. (Also Read: Narendra Modi Unfit to Continue as Prime Minister, Says CM Siddaramaiah) Also Read - Increased Testing, Early Hospitalisation Can Curb COVID-19 in Delhi-NCR: Home Minister Shah
Accusing the Karnataka government of turning a blind eye towards the plight of farmers of the state, Shah termed the Siddaramaiah government as “insensitive”. “The insensitive attitude of the Siddaramaiah government towards families of the farmers who committed suicide is deplorable,” he said. (Also Read: Ahead of Assembly Polls, Poster War Breaks Out Between BJP And Congress in Karnataka) Also Read - Home Ministry Declares 9 Khalistani Separatists Abroad as Terrorists Under UAPA Act
The manner in which all cases against PFI (Popular Front of India) & SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) have been withdrawn, shows the unidirectional action by Siddaramaiah govt: Amit Shah in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi pic.twitter.com/MCTzlZWgpM
Amit Shah went on to slam the Congress rule for what he termed as “unidirectional” action against groups like Popular Front of India and Social Democratic Party of India. “The manner in which all cases against PFI (Popular Front of India) and SDPI (Social Democratic Party of India) have been withdrawn, shows the unidirectional action by Siddaramaiah government,” he said.
Earlier on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi, who is also in the state campaigning for upcoming Assembly elections, mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.
Addressing a public rally in Karnataka’s Bagalkot district, Rahul Gandhi demanded an explanation from PM Modi over how celebrity diamond merchant Nirav Modi siphoned off huge amount from the public sector bank.
“PM Modi says he is the country’s ‘chowkidar’ and not the Prime Minister. He also says he is a ‘sevak’ (servant) of the people. Then, he should explain how a diamond trader (Nirav Modi) could siphon off Rs 22,000 crore from a public sector bank without his knowledge,” Gandhi said.
(With Inputs From Agencies)