New Delhi, Mar 27: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took on the two Amits of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a single tweet. While Gandhi took on BJP IT Cell Head Amit Malviya for tweeting Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 dates before the Election Commission’s schedule announcement, the Congress President called BJP President Amit Shah’s speech blunder a gift for his party. Also Read - Shatabdi Roy Meets Mamata's Nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Says She Is Not Leaving TMC
“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,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted hours after the two incidents put BJP in a spot today. Also Read - Subhra Kundu, Wife of Rose Valley Group Chief Gautam Kundu, Arrested By CBI
The Congress had a field day on Tuesday after Amit Malviya tweeted the dates of the Karnataka polls before the Election Commission could announce it. While Malviya got the counting date wrong, he got the polling date right. He later blamed it on a media house saying he tweeted it after watching it on a news channel. Malviya tweeted saying voting in Karnataka will take place on May 12 while counting will be held on May 18.
However, the Election Commission announced that polling will take place in Karnataka on May 12 while the results will be declared on May 15 in the single-phase polls. As reporters raised the issue of Amit Malviya’s tweet, the Election Commission also said that action will be taken.
The BJP also became the target of trolls today after Amit Shah, while addressing a press conference in Karnataka, said that BS Yeddyurappa (BJP) government in Karnataka should get the number one award for corruption. “A former Supreme Court judge recently said that the Yeddyurappa government should get the number one award for corruption,” Amit Shah said. He later corrected himself after someone pointed out that he had said Yeddyurappa instead of Siddaramaiah.
Karnataka Assembly elections will be held on May 12 and results will be declared on May 15. The 224-member Assembly expires on May 28 in the state where the Congress is currently in power, with 122 seats against the BJP’s 43.