'Who are Siddaramaiah's Rahu, Ketu and Shani?'

'Who are Siddaramaiah's Rahu, Ketu and Shani?'

MLA and senior BJP leader K S Eshwarappa. Credit: DH file photo

MLA and Senior BJP leader K S Eshwarappa said that he considers Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda and PWD Minister H D Revanna; the 'Rahu, Ketu and Shani' who defeated Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency (during the Assembly polls). "If this is not so, I ask Siddaramaiah to clarify who is who," he mocked.  

Speaking to reporters in Bagalkot on Monday, he said that Parameshwara was Siddaramaiah's 'Rahu'; Deve Gowda was his 'Shani' and Revanna was his 'Ketu'. "All of JD(S) is his Shani and Siddaramaiah is lugging them around. Revanna is not Ravanna. He is Revanna," Eshwarappa quipped. 

"Siddaramaiah is waiting with a knife to stab Deve Gowda in the back. Kumaraswamy has a knife to stab Siddaramaiah in the back. No idea when all these people will stab each other and die. The coalition government is a sinking ship. It will become obvious after the bypolls," he added. 

"Siddaramaiah's wife is like a mother to me. We BJP people look upon women as mothers. But Siddaramaiah abuses Shobha Karandlaje in the singular. At another time, the Jarkiholi brothers said that MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar is akin to dust at their feet. This shows the real worth of Congress," he criticised.  

Eat what people eat

K S Eshwarappa told Siddaramaiah not to eat beef and 'eat what humans eat'. "Are you not satisfied having enjoyed all these years? " he asked. 

"I never asked Siddaramaiah whether he eats beef or not. He himself said that he had not eaten beef and would 'eat if he wanted'. If he wants to eat beef, let him do so. I have no qualms," he added.