Congress chief Jagadish Shettar, who’s a candidate from Karnataka’s Hubli-Dharwad-Central constituency, defended LoP Siddaramaiah’s “Corrupt Lingayat Chief Minister” comment and stated that the remark was aimed toward Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and never on all Lingayat CMs.
“His remark was solely on the current CM Bommai and never all Lingayat CMs. He didn’t touch upon different Lingayat CMs”, Mr Shettar advised ANI.
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi demanded an apology from former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over his comment the place he talked about that ‘Lingayat CM had executed corruption’ within the state including that it’s an insult to Karnataka.
Pralhad Joshi stated, “The assertion the place he talked about that Lingayat Chief Ministers are corrupt is condemnable. That is an insult to Karnataka. We demand that Siddaramaiah ought to apologise for this”.
“Now after making feedback they’re attempting to make clear. However everyone knows what’s inside their hearts in order that that’s solely popping out,” he added.
Pralhad Joshi additionally talked about that the Congress get together is busy making a false picture of the BJP for giving ill-treatment to the Lingayat group.
Earlier, Mr Shettar stated, “Many Lingayat leaders left BJP. Hurting my self-respect means hurting the folks of the area, which is able to have an effect on the vote financial institution of the BJP. The folks of the state are sensible sufficient to not solid their vote for BJP.”
“Byadagi in Haveri district is just not in my constituency. There are such a lot of Congress candidates who’re asking me to marketing campaign of their constituencies. BJP senior leaders of the Lingayat group have stated that they’re going to be part of the Congress and a whole bunch of followers inside one or two days may also be part of,” he stated.
Mr Shettar grew to become the second senior chief from the Lingayat group to go away the ruling BJP and be part of Congress in lower than per week. Earlier, former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi joined the Congress.
BJP has fielded Mahesh Tenginkai towards the Mr Shettar for the seat within the upcoming polls.
The 224-seat Meeting polls are slated to happen in a single section on Could 10 and outcomes might be declared on Could 13.
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