All India Congress Committee general secretary in charge of Karnataka, Digvijaya Singh, on Monday downplayed the controversy over Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wearing an expensive wristwatch. Instead, he sought to know what brand of watches JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy and his family members wear.
“What?... Watch... I do not wear any watch... I have not seen what brand of wristwatch the chief minister (Siddaramaiah) wears,” he told reporters on seeking his reaction to the controversy.
Kumaraswamy has claimed that the chief minister wears a diamond-studded watch costing about Rs 70 lakh.
He defended Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the JNU campus and charged the Centre with targeting all those who opposed the RSS ideology. JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar has been framed. He was not involved in any anti-national activities inside the university campus, he said.
Singh was in Bengaluru on a private visit. He left for Delhi on Monday evening.