Shah slams Siddaramaiah’s govt ‘as most corrupt one across India’


Targeting Congress leader Siddaramaiah in his home constituency, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday asked the people to decide between a leader who is about to retire and a future leader, as he assured to make BJP candidate V Somanna, “a big personality” if they make him an MLA.
In a surprise move the BJP, taking the battle to the opposition camp, has fielded Somanna, a Minister from Bengaluru, against Siddaramaiah, who is contesting his “last election” from his native constituency.
“This Karnataka election is important, and this election in Varuna is even more important. We have fielded Somanna as our candidate from Varuna, you make him MLA and send to Assembly, I’m telling you that BJP will make him a big personality and bring him back,” Shah said.
Addressing a public meeting here in Mysuru district, he said, votes given to Somanna and Revanna along with sending them to the Legislative Assembly, will also “ensure the safety” of Karnataka.
“Only PM Modi can make Karnataka developed, prosperous and safe, no one else,” he added.
Stating that it was the BJP government led by Modi which banned Popular Front of India (PFI), Shah said, “if Congress party comes to power and if Siddaramaiah wins they will withdraw the ban on PFI.” The Congress, while in power, had made Karnataka ATM of its central leadership, he said, alleging that during Siddaramaiah’s five years tenure other than corruption, they did nothing for the state.
And on the same day, Amit Shah held a roadshow at the BTM Layout Assembly constituency in Bengaluru as part of the campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in the state. He was seated in a specially designed vehicle and greeted the people. A large number of party supporters and party members gathered on both sides throughout the roadshow. Tejasvi Surya, a Lok Sabha MP, was also present on the vehicle with Shah during the roadshow.