Bengaluru, May 8: “This man just doesn’t seem to get it,” said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Twitter as Congress President Rahul Gandhi yet again question why “corrupt” BS Yeddyurappa was their Chief Ministerial candidate for Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Gandhi also went on to say that he was ready to become the Prime Minister in 2019. “We are repeatedly asking the Prime Minister why has he chosen a corrupt person, who has been in jail as his party’s CM candidate,” said Rahul Gandhi on Monday. (Get Live updates on campaigning for Karnataka elections here) Also Read - Tamil Nadu Election 2021: DMK-Congress Finalise Seat-sharing Pact. Congress Given 25 Seats, to Fight Kanyakumari By-poll

The BJP was quick to respond on Twitter and tweeted, “This man just doesn’t seem to get it. We are also repeatedly telling you that you stand on much lower footing compared to BSY. While HC has acquitted all charges against Yeddyurappa, you still face a Rs 5,000 crore corruption charge and are out on bail; yet you see pipedream of becoming PM!” Also Read - Congress Releases First List of 13 Candidates For West Bengal Assembly Elections | Full List Here

Politics is heating up in Karnataka ahead of Assembly polls on the ground as well as the social media. BJP and Congress are caught in a Twitter battle on a host of issues including birth names of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi is set to campaign in Karnataka today while Yogi has been campaigning in the state for the past two days.

Attacking Sonia Gandhi over her scheduled rally at Vijaypura, BJP tweeted, “Today, Ms Antonio Maino is here in Karnataka to save her last citadel from falling. Madam Maino, Karnataka needs no lessons from the person who was solely responsible for wasting India’s 10 precious years. And to Congress, need to remind you of your ‘import’ jibe?” Hitting back at BJP, the Congress party also called UP CM Adityanath as Yogi Ajay Bisht, his birth name before he renounced to become a monk. “As a CM, do you put election campaigns above governance, Mr. Bisht?” Congress party asked.