"If Siddaramaiah is Hindu, then how correct is it for him to promote the consumption of beef?” Yogi asked

As UP CM visits Bluru Twitter war breaks out between CM Siddaramaiah and Yogi
news Politics Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:57

A war of words broke out between Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath on Twitter, as the latter visited Bengaluru for political campaigning.

Adityanath was in Bengaluru campaigning for the BJP ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state when he launched an attack on CM Siddaramaiah and the ruling Congress government in the state. In response, Siddaramaiah took to Twitter, sarcastically suggesting that Adityanath ‘can learn a lot’ from Karnataka.

Siddaramaiah, in his tweet, asked him to tour the Indira canteens and other ration shops started by his government. He also referenced starvation deaths, pointing out the death of a man in Bareilly reportedly because of starvation. The UP government however has steadfastly denied the claim.

Yogi Adityanath  responded by highlighting failures of the Congress government in the state. He claimed that the number of farmers committing suicide was highest in the current regime and also pointed out the transfer of numerous bureaucrats in the state.

Earlier on Sunday, Yogi had slammed Siddaramaiah at the Parivartana Rally in Bengaluru for the assertion that he was a Hindu.

“Hindutva is not pecific to any caste or religion. It means living life in sync with India,” he said. “However, it does not promote the consumption of beef. I want to ask [Siddaramaiah], if you too are Hindu, then how correct is it for you to promote the consumption of beef?,” he said, according to Hindustan Times.

Yogi Adityanath is in Bengaluru campaigning for the BJP ahead of the assembly elections in the state later this year. BJP looking to canvass votes based on the promise of ‘development’, even as leaders like Pratap Simha and Ananthkumar Hegde make incendiary statements. It’s Parivartana Yatra Rally started on November 2 entered its 66th day on Sunday.

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