Siddaramaiah-Yeddyurappa spar on Twitter as poll battle heats up in Karnataka

The Twitter spat took place after PM Modi's day-long visit to Bengaluru on Sunday

Siddaramaiah-Yeddyurappa spar on Twitter as poll battle heats up in Karnataka

BENGALURU: A fresh war of words ignited on Twitter between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of Karnataka to throw the "corrupt and dynastic" Congress out of power in upcoming Assembly elections. After PM Modi's day-long visit to Bengaluru on Sunday, Congress leader and state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tweeted:

Responding to the jibe, BJP state president B.S. Yeddyurappa raked up the ongoing issue of farmer suicides and corruption.

Not taking the allegations lightly, CM Siddaramaiah reminded Yeddyurappa of the mining scam during his rule

In 2011, Yeddyurappa was asked to quit as Karnataka CM after he was accused in a mining scam worth over Rs 50,000 crore.

Other members of Congress and BJP also sparred on Twitter. 

Taking a dig at PM Modi, Congress social media head Divya Spandana Ramya asked he was on "pot". To this BJP's IT wing head Amit Malviya said more than 3,500 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka, the highest for any state in India, but "speaking for them is being on 'POT'... Congress keeps it classy, again".

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