Shah held the Chief Minister responsible for the bandh and accused the Congress of ‘emergency’ mindset to stop rallies and meetings through undemocratic means

I dare you to stop BJP Amit Shahs blistering attack on Siddaramaiah on Bandh Day
news Politics Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:04

BJP national president Amit Shah declined to speak on the Mahadayi dispute but called out Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for corruption while speaking in Mysuru.

 Shah was speaking at the Parivartana Rally in the city which went ahead inspite of the state-wide Karnataka bandh over the Mahadayi dispute.

Shah held the Chief Minister responsible for the bandh and accused the Congress of ‘emergency’ mindset to stop rallies and meetings through undemocratic means. He dared Siddaramaiah to stop BJP’s march to power.

“I have come here to challenge the Chief Minister. You can’t stop the BJP from forming the next government,” Shah said, while addressing the rally at Maharaja’s College Grounds here.

He also accused Siddaramaiah of corruption. "Congressmen who had single storey houses and rode two-wheelers, now have four-storey houses and foreign cars. Siddaramaiah is corruption, corruption is Siddaramaiah. To list all the information I have of his corruption, it will take a week. I will not be able to go back to Delhi and you will not be able to go home!," he said as per Economic Times.

The rally went ahead despite a state-wide bandh called by farmers and activists agitating against the Mahadayi water issue.

Protesters are demanding the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve a decades-old issue to benefit parched districts of North Karnataka.

The bandh is the first of two similar bandhs called over the issue with the next one coinciding with PM Modi’s visit to the state on February 4.

BJP leaders meanwhile have alleged that the bandh is politically motivated and has been organised to deliberately coincide with the rally of Amit Shah.

With Karnataka set for state Assembly elections in May this year, both BJP and Congress have publicly traded potshots over a number of issues in the last few weeks.

The Mahadayi water dispute has emerged as a flashpoint in the run-up to the elections. In December 2017, over 500 farmers from Gadag, Bagalkote, Hubballi and Dharwad came to Bengaluru and staged a satyagraha outside the BJP office in Malleshwaram. Further protests were held by leaders of both BJP and Congress in the city.

BJP national president Amit Shah deflected questions over the Mahadayi dispute but called out Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for corruption while speaking in Mysuru.

Shah was speaking at the Parivartana Rally in the city which went ahead inspite of the state-wide Karnataka bandh over the Mahadayi dispute

Shah held the Chief Minister responsible for the bandh and accused the Congress of ‘emergency’ mindset to stop rallies and meetings through undemocratic means. He dared Siddaramaiah to stop BJP’s march to power.

“I have come here to challenge the Chief Minister. You can’t stop the BJP from forming the next government,” Shah said, while addressing the rally at Maharaja’s College Grounds here.

He also accused Siddaramaiah of corruption. "Congressmen who had single storey houses and rode two-wheelers, now have four-storey houses and foreign cars. Siddaramaiah is corruption, corruption is Siddaramaiah. To list all the information I have of his corruption, it will take a week. I will not be able to go back to Delhi and you will not be able to go home!," he said as per Economic Times.

The rally went ahead despite a state-wide bandh called by farmers and activists agitating against the Mahadayi water issue. Protesters are demanding the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve a decades-old issue to benefit parched districts of North Karnataka. The bandh is the first of two similar bandhs called over the issue with the next one coinciding with PM Modi’s visit to the state on February 4.

BJP leaders meanwhile have alleged that the bandh is politically motivated and has been organised to deliberately coincide with the rally of Amit Shah. With Karnataka set for state Assembly elections in May this year, both BJP and Congress have publicly traded potshots over a number of issues in the last few weeks.

The Mahadayi water dispute has emerged as a flashpoint in the run-up to the elections. In December 2017, over 500 farmers from Gadag, Bagalkote, Hubballi and Dharwad came to Bengaluru and staged a satyagraha outside the BJP office in Malleshwaram. Further protests were held by leaders of both BJP and Congress in the city.

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