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BJP terms Siddaramaiah's rule 'tyrannical', says 'redemption' not too far

Amit Shah also took potshots at Siddaramaiah for wearing a watch worth Rs 40 lakh, saying he is the only socialist leader who wears a watch worth Rs 40 lakh. 

BJP terms Siddaramaiah's rule 'tyrannical', says 'redemption' not too far

BENGALURU: Keeping up its attack on Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, the Bharatiya Janata Party termed his tenure as 'tyrannical'. BJP claimed that when the results of the assembly elections are announced on May 15, it will  win with a thumping majority and reach a step closer to its aim of building a "Congress Mukth Bharat." 

BJP Karnataka tweeted: "Dear Kannadigas, Our redemption from the tyrannical rule of @siddaramaiah is not far.
On May 15th,  
1.BJP will win with thumping majority 
2. @BSYBJP will become 23rd CM from NDA
3. We will be a step closer to Congress Mukth Bharata."

BJP chief Amit Shah has been attacking the Karnataka CM on several fronts. On Tuesday, Shah took potshots at him for wearing a watch worth Rs 40 lakh. "How many people can afford a watch worth Rs 40 lakh? CM of Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah is the only socialist leader who wears a watch worth Rs 40 lakh and that indicates how much they have looted from the people of Karnataka," he had said.

Shah also accused the Siddaramaiah government of trying to divide Hindus and being the "most corrupt" one in the country. On a two-day visit to the poll-bound state, he said the move to accord religious minority tag to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Linagayats was an attempt to "divide" the Hindus.

"Just ahead of the (assembly) elections in Karnataka, they have tried to divide Lingayats and Veerashaivas, also Lingayats and other communities, by announcing minority status for them," Shah said. 

Questioning the timing of the move, he asked the Siddaramaiah government, "What were you doing for five years?" In 2013, when your own (UPA) government was in power at the Centre, they had rejected it. Why was Siddaramaiah silent then? This is an attempt to divide the Hindus.."

Shah said it was not a programme towards the welfare of the Veerashaiva and Lingayat community but a "conspiracy" to stop Yeddyurappa, considered a Lingayat strongman, from becoming the chief minister.