Bengaluru: Karnataka minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan on Saturday launched a scathing attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for asking the people to vote in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019. (Full coverage on Lok Sabha Elections) Also Read - 'America Loves India', Donald Trump Thanks PM Modi For Independence Day Greetings
Taking a dig, Khan said, “Shivakumar Udasi is a two time BJP MP. He’s going around saying ‘don’t vote look at my face, look at Modi’s face & cast your vote’. You must talk about your achievements but instead if you say look at Modi’s face & vote, is it possible?” Also Read - 'Malicious and Unsubstantiated', Indian Army Dismisses Allegations Over Medical Facility in Leh
This is not it. The Congress-JD(S) coalition minister even mocked PM Modi over his appearance and said that his wife ‘left him because his face was not good’. “He (Modi) had one wife and she left him because his face was not good. Should people vote for this face?” the leader was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Also Read - 32 Students Who Sat For SSLC Exams in Karnataka Test COVID+, State Education Minister Denies Report
This is not the first time that a Karnataka minister has made a comment on PM Modi’s appearance. Earlier on April 10, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had said that the Prime Minister applies ‘make-up to keep his face shining’.
“@narendramodi wakes up every morning, applies make-up or wax to get a shine on his face and sits in front of cameras,” he had tweeted.
Later, while speaking to the media, Kumaraswamy had quipped, “As we take bath once in the morning and wash our face only the next day, our faces do not look good for cameras. That’s why even the media shows only Modi.”
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 was announced in Karnataka in two phases – second and third. The voting for phase 2 was held on April 18. Polling in Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga is scheduled for April 23. The counting of votes will be conducted on May 23.