Yeddyurappa's 'Breaking News at 5 pm' turns a damp squib, Congress terms it 'nuisance'

Yeddyurappa's 'Breaking News at 5 pm' turns a damp squib, Congress terms it 'nuisance'

Yeddyurappa's 'Breaking News at 5 pm' turns a damp squib, Congress terms it 'nuisance'

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa's much-hyped "Breaking News at 5 pm" announcement on his Twitter handle on Thursday turned out to be a huge disappointment as he ended up criticising the ruling Congress in a five-minute video.  

Yeddyurappa's "Breaking News" tweet had generated a lot of excitement with followers getting into a guessing game that ranged from exposing a big scam to an announcement of a top leader from the Congress/JD(S) joining the BJP.

The video was uploaded at around 5.50 pm on Friday and the delay prompted the Congress to launch an all-out media war against the BJP. "Yeddyurappa's 'Breaking News' range from ditching the BJP to being jailed. Expect more Nuisance than News! #BJP420," Congress social media cell tweeted.

The Congress also uploaded a minute-long video on the "contradictory statements" made by Yeddyurappa opposing the BJP's stand on various issues, when he headed the erstwhile KJP.

There was disappointment among those who had expected "something big" from Yeddyurappa with some even comparing it to his previous debacle when the BJP leader announced that his party had succeeded in getting the Mahadayi River water dispute resolved.

A few party workers even thronged Yeddyurappa's Shivamogga residence, where he was present, wondering about the delay in the "big announcement".

Yeddyurappa's video, which was also uploaded to his Facebook page, begins with the caption "Breaking News".

The camera then focuses on Yeddyurappa who charges the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah of betraying the people of Karnataka. "The 10% government has cheated the people of Karnataka and has put a brake on the growth, development story of the state," he states.

He then speaks on the mounting debt burden, lack of progress in agriculture, industrial and service sectors, prominence not being given to education and health, fall in state income and per capital income under the Congress regime. Info-graphics with a comparison of these sectors during the Congress and the BJP regimes are shown on the screen to substantiate Yeddyurappa's claim.

Yeddyurappa's charges, being a repeat of what he has been stating all along, led to a hosts of posts on the social media which stated that Congress leader M Veerappa Moily - with his tweet charging "nexus" between Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa and road contractors - had given a bigger breaking news than Yeddyurappa.