BJP mocks CM, ‘confers best actor’ award on him

BJP mocks CM, ‘confers best actor’ award on him

Speaking to reporters a day after Kumaraswamy said that he would spend two days in the rain-ravaged district, Gowda said, “I am not sure if the chief minister will be making a jolly trip to Kodagu by visiting resorts or if he will seriously address the problems of the district. It’s not right on his part to play favourites or restrict himself to certain regions or communities.” DH photo.

A day after his tearful address to his partymen, the BJP mocked Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday, by terming him as the “best actor” giving a “brilliant performance”.

Posting a video clip showing Kumaraswamy weeping at a JD(S) party event on Saturday, BJP Karnataka tweeted, “& the best acting award goes to.. (Kumaraswamy). Our country has produced talented actors. Actors who have mesmerised the audience with their brilliant performance. Here we have another legendary actor Mr Kumaraswamy, an actor who has constantly fooled common man with his amazing acting skills.”

BJP leader and Union Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation D V Sadananda Gowda expressed doubts over Kumaraswamy’s intentions of visiting Kodagu.

Speaking to reporters a day after Kumaraswamy said that he would spend two days in the rain-ravaged district, Gowda said, “I am not sure if the chief minister will be making a jolly trip to Kodagu by visiting resorts or if he will seriously address the problems of the district. It’s not right on his part to play favourites or restrict himself to certain regions or communities.”

Referring to a video of class 8 boy Kalera Fateh, taking a dig at him for “neglecting” Kodagu district in his budget, a visibly agitated Kumaraswamy had claimed that he was being unnecessarily targeted (by the opposition and the media).

He had also aired suspicions about the BJP being behind the video which has gone viral.

Gowda said Kumaraswamy was free to get the entire matter investigated.

He also took jibes at Kumaraswamy for repeatedly breaking down in public fora.

Noting that Kodagu was not only one of the major tourist attractions in the state, it was also the major source of water to southern Karnataka, the BJP leader said Kumaraswamy should have allocated at least Rs 100 crore to Kodagu in his budget.

Gowda said as chief minister, he and B S Yeddyurappa had set aside Rs 50 crore and Rs 100 crore, respectively, for the development of the district.

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