Siddaramaiah launches poll bugle in Karnataka, compares himself to 'Pandavas', BJP to 'Kauravas'

Launching a scathing attack on BJP, Siddaramaiah compared himself to 'Pandavas' and BJP to that of 'Kauravas' while terming elections as a 'war'. 

 Siddaramaiah launches poll bugle in Karnataka, compares himself to 'Pandavas', BJP to 'Kauravas'

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday sounded the poll bugle in the state where assembly elections are due in the first half of this year. 

Launching a scathing attack on BJP, Siddaramaiah compared himself to 'Pandavas' and BJP to that of 'Kauravas' while terming elections as a 'war'. 

The Chief Minister was speaking at an event in Bengaluru when he asserted, "Election is like war. We are 'Pandavas' who are walking on the right path and BJP people are 'Kauravas' who are walking on the wrong path." 

Barely days ago, Siddaramaiah had come under an intense attack from various sections over his 'Hindu terror' jibe taken at BJP and RSS. 

Siddaramaiah had on January 10 alleged that the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal had terrorists within their organisations, a charge rubbished by the saffron party. "They themselves are like terrorists in a way. The BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal also have terrorists within," he had said, taking his attack on the Congress' principal political rival to a new level, ahead of the state Assembly polls due early this year. 

Siddaramaiah's comments quickly escalated into a raging controversy with the BJP filing a complaint against the Chief Minister and and state Congress working president Dinesh Gundu Rao for making derogatory statements against the party. 

On Friday, a delegation of the BJP leaders led by former state Law Minister Suresh Kumar met Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Sunil Kumar and filed the complain accusing Siddaramaiah of branding BJP and RSS members as 'terrorists'.