WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 10, 2018, 10.06 AM
Ahead of Karnataka assembly polls, the two major parties BJP and Congress have initiated efforts for developing a stronghold in the poll-bound state.
While addressing a rally in Karnataka, BJP chief Amit Shah has blamed the Karnataka government for doing vote bank politics. He also said that the state government is an anti-Hindu government.
He said " This government (of Karnataka) is doing vote bank politics, it is an anti-Hindu government. They have withdrawn all cases against the Social Democratic Party of India(SDPI), which is an anti-India organisation."
This govt (of Karnataka) is doing vote bank politics, it is an anti-Hindu govt. They have withdrawn all cases against SDPI, which is an anti-India organisation: Amit Shah in Chitradurga #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/U5vzuJV0NB
Targetting Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, he asked: " Where did all the money given by centre go?" He also asked the people if the money allocated for the state by the centre reach them.
He said " Look for a Congressman in your village, 5 years back what used to be a thatched house will now be a huge 4-storey house with an expensive car parked in front.
Answering Siddaramaia's question on centre's contribution for Karnataka, Shah said that in 13th Finance Commission under UPA Rs 88,583 crore was allocated while under the present NDA government in 14th Finance Commission Karnataka has received Rs 2,19,000 crore.
But where did all the money given by the centre go? Did it reach your village? Look for a Congressman in your village, 5 years back what used to be a thatched house will now be a huge 4 storey house with an expensive car parked in front: Amit Shah in Chitradurga #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/4TarR9NYq5
Recently Siddaramaiah's Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath also accused him of intermixing religion and politics. While addressing a BJP rally in Bengaluru, He questioned Siddaramaiah on why he was "endorsing beef eaters" if he was a Hindu.
To which the Karnataka chief minister tweeted "Many in Hindu religion eat beef and I will eat if I want to eat beef, but I don't like beef that's why I don't eat it. Who is he to ask?"
Siddaramaiah has time and again been favouring sub-nationalism by demanding a separate state flag for Karnataka and a strong protest against the imposition of Hindi.
The legislative assembly in the state is scheduled for April- May 2018 to elect members of the 224 constituencies in the state.