File photo of Amit Shah. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
BJP President Amit Shah took a dig at the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka saying that the chief minister was "synonymous with corruption".
He said " Karnataka government has failed on all fronts. Corruption cases are on a rise. Corruption & Siddaramaiah government have become synonymous".
He added that "the manner in which all cases against Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) have been withdrawn, shows the unidirectional action by Siddaramaiah government".
He also said that the constituency of Kharge in Karnataka was the most backward constituency in the state.
Congress ka shaasan kaisa hota hai wo dekhna hai to Kharge sahab ki constituency ko jakar dekhna chahiye. Mere paas karyakartaon se feedback aaya hai ki itna pichhdapan Karnataka ke kisi aur kshetra mein nahi hai jitna Kharge sahab ke svyam ke kshetra ke andar hai: Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/HOWC3kPpRg— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2018
Clarifying his party's stance over the remarks of BJP minister Anantkumar Hegde, he said that the party was not responsible for the comments made by him. He also added that the BJP leader had apologised for his remarks.
At a public function in Karnataka, Minister for State for Skill Development, Hegde had said in December that the Constitution needs to be changed from time to time and that those who claim of being secular and progressive do not have an identity of their parents and their blood.
Hegde Ji ne maafi maang li hai aur maine kaha ki inke bayan se party ka ittefaq nahi hai: BJP President Amit Shah on Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde's remarks on Constitution pic.twitter.com/bo2j5iwQUm— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2018
BJP Chief Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to the poll-bound state Karnataka, which started on Saturday. Shah began his third day of the election campaign by paying a visit to Sri Kshethra Malakheda Temple in Kalaburagi.
The state is scheduled to undergo assembly elections in April-May.