Siddaramaiah adopting 2+1; ministers 1+1 formula: Modi

Siddaramaiah adopting 2+1; ministers 1+1 formula: Modi

In picture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. DH Photo.

Using the denial of BJP ticket to State BJP President Yeddyurappa's son B Y Vijeyendra for the Varuna constituency, as an armour of upright politicking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mocked the Congress for adopting a two plus one and one plus one formula in Karnataka.

"While the party workers keep slogging, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is following two plus one formula by contesting for two seats and fielding his son (Dr Yathindra in Varuna) as a scapegoat. The ministers are following one plus one formula by fielding their sons and daughters," he said.

Santhemaralli, a nondescript village, 20 km from Chamarajanagar city and 55 km from Mysuru was abuzz with activity on Tuesday in anticipation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Over 50,000 people from the 22 Assembly constituencies of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Mandya districts attended the convention addressed by Modi, the roads were choc-o-block with a never before jam.

Vendors of food, water and beverages had a field day. A sachet of Nandini buttermilk (MRP Rs 7) was sold at Rs 10. Even after two hours of Modi ending his speech, people were held up in the village as all roads were blocked.

Former Chief Minister B Y Yeddyurappa accused the police for stalling buses ferrying people to the convention 4 km from the venue.

He blamed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of conspiring against the BJP by making the people walk for 4 km to attend the convention.

However, given the deluge of people, even if all vehicles had been allowed closer the venue, the traffic congestion would have gotten worse.