Ahead Of Karnataka Elections, Twitter War Between Congress And BJP Intensifies

| February 6 , 2018 , 18:14 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Modi over BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa asking the PM to appoint "an untainted person" as the candidate for the coveted post.

PM Modi in an election rally in Karnataka on Sunday said "Congress-free government means freedom from the dynastic rule, nepotism, corruption, and loot" and called the Siddaramaiah-led government a "10 percent commission government."

Yeddyurappa had to resign from the post of Chief Minister after being indicted in an illegal mining case and forced by the BJP leadership. He went ahead to float his own party named 'Karnataka Janata Paksha' and contested the 2013 Assembly Elections under its banner winning 6 seats. The BJP during the 2013 elections severely criticised Yedurappa for being corrupt and took a higher moral ground for dissociating from him.

In a tweet, Siddaramaiah asked the Prime Minister to initiate his "fight against corruption" by appointing Lok Pal and investigating the mysterious death of CBI Judge Justice B.S. Loya.

Siddaramaiah launched a subtle attack, targeting Prime Minister Modi for comments he made during an election rally in Karnataka over the weekend.

BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa also took to Twitter to counter Siddaramaiah's remarks.

He attacked Siddaramaiah for taking away the powers of Lokayukta and turning it into a toothless body.

In another tweet, Yedurappa questioned Siddaramaih's inaction on MLA KJ George in SP MK Ganapathy suicide case citing CBI's FIR that names George as an accused.