Lotus, talk to the hand: Siddaramaiah tweets back

Lotus, talk to the hand: Siddaramaiah tweets back

Why watch a daily soap when you can see Twitter combat between the BJP and the Congress?

With the Karnataka elections closing in, a war of words between the political parties has become a daily event.

BJP on Wednesday attacked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with a Twitter picture of the CM campaigning for the Karnataka elections with a lemon in his hand. The tweet read: "Campaigns with a lemon in hand, but brings in Anti Superstitions Bill to demean and criminalise Hindu traditions. Hypocrisy thy name is @Siddaramaiah".

In his defence, Siddaramaiah tweeted a reply: “When you visit a village people welcome you with lemon. That this is not a superstition is known to all Kannadigas. Anti-Superstition Bill has become a law passed by Karnataka legislature. It does not demean any Hindu tradition. Learn about Karnataka before tweeting young fellows.”

When you visit a village people welcome you with lemon. That this is not a superstition is known to all Kannadigas

Anti-Superstition Bill has become a law passed by Karnataka legislature. It does not demean any Hindu tradition

Learn about Karnataka before tweeting young fellows https://t.co/yz2iyjHRwY


Siddaramaiah didn’t stop there. He pointed the finger at the BJP and tweeted: “And if you spread #FakeNews about our Anti-Superstition Law criminalising or demeaning Hindu traditions, I&B Minister Smriti Irani will hit you with her circular! “


BJP went on to engage with the chief minister. They then tweeted: “Does fake claims on development also qualify as #FakeNews? If it does, you'll be the worst hit! Press Council of India, there is bounty of work for you if you visit Karnataka and examine all fake claims of @siddaramaiah. The Chief #FakeNews peddler looks already scared.”




BJP then tweeted about Siddaramaiah's age and called him a liar.


This election promises to be one with a large number of battles fought on social media. Stay tuned.
 
 

 

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