Siddaramaiah Govt is ‘corrupt, malicious and oppressive’: Shah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Jan 2018 09:00:01


MYSURU (Karnataka),

BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Siddaramaiah Government, dubbing it “a corrupt, malicious and oppressive” regime and asked the people to “root it out” in the upcoming Assembly polls.
Addressing a party rally here, Shah accused the Congress of behaving like as it did during the Emergency.

He lashed out at the party for its “role” in supporting a statewide bandh today on the state’s row with Goa on sharing Mahadayi river water. Shah’s rally as part of the “Parivarthana Yatra” by the state BJP came amid the bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention on the Mahadayi water sharing issue. Pro-Kannada outfits have also called a Bengaluru Bandh on February 4, when Modi will be here to address a rally, with the BJP seeing the shutdown as a “politically motivated” move instigated by the ruling Congress to synchronise with the visits of the prime minister and BJP chief.

“Congress is even now behaving like it did during the emergency by deploying police to hold off supporters and by organising Mahadayi bandhs matching my and Prime Minister Narendra Modiji’s Parivartana Yatra address,” he said. Shah said despite “desperate attempt” to disrupt the rally here by organising the bandh, “we have managed to hold it and been successful at it.”

“Siddaramaiah-led Congress also wants to disrupt Modi’s rally to be held on February 4,” he said.
The BJP chief said despite these obstructionist tactics, Congress party and Siddaramaiah would not be able to stop BJP from forming the government because people of Karnataka have decided on a change.