CM's claim on BJP-JD(S) deal false: BSY

CM's claim on BJP-JD(S) deal false: BSY

BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa on Monday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of trying to mislead the electorate by making claims that the BJP had a tacit understanding with the JD(S).

“Siddaramaiah is making baseless charges out of desperation. He has realised that he is going to lose the election in both Chamundeshwari and Badami constituencies. He wants to divert the attention of people by making such baseless charges,” he told reporters.

The chief minister should immediately release documentary evidence to prove that BJP national president Amit Shah had met JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy recently. Nobody believes him, Yeddyurappa said and asked Siddaramaiah why he was delaying the release of documents.

Siddaramaiah, while addressing an election rally in Belagavi on Sunday, had claimed that he had documents to prove that the two leaders had met in Delhi airport recently.

Yeddyurappa, who campaigned for his party candidates in Bengaluru, said people were going to teach the Congress a lesson in the elections.

Siddaramaiah has accepted the defeat much before the elections, he added.

On the Congress ridiculing his claim that he was going to take oath as the next chief minister on either May 17 or 18, the BJP leader said he was confident of his party getting a clear majority.

Links to terror groups

Meanwhile, BJP state general secretary Shobha Karandlaje charged the Congress of joining hands with the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) to polarise voters in the May 12 elections.

These are terror-linked organisations. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has already arrested some of their members for murdering Hindu karyakarthas.

The Congress has joined hands with these organisations for political gains, she charged.

Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, negotiated with these organisations and made them withdraw their candidates in the Assembly elections. This proves that the Congress can stoop to any level for political gains. But people are wise enough to see through their divisive and appeasement politics and they will teach them lesson, she added.

Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, however, denied Shobha’s charge and said that the Congress had initiated action against members of the PFI and SDPI who indulged in anti-social activities.

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