BENGALURU: Hitting back at BJP national president Amit Shah for calling his government the most corrupt, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asked what right he had to say so when he had BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa sitting next to him (at the OBC rally on Sunday).
Speaking on the sidelines of an IT event in the City, Siddaramaiah said, “Shah kept the person who provided the most corrupt government on the dais and called the Karnataka government the most corrupt.”
Siddaramaiah alleged, “Shah has no morality.....he himself was an accused in a murder case. He would be languishing in jail, if Modi had not become the prime minister. After that, CBI helped him stay out of jail. How can he talk about our government?”
Shah had since been discharged by the trial court and the plea against his discharge was dismissed by the Bombay High Court.
Speaking on Monday’s protests against demonetisation, Siddaramaiah said they were not opposed to taking action against hoarders or eliminating fake currency.
“We are protesting the lack of preparations. People standing in line in front of ATMs and banks are not people with black money. It is the poor and this is what our party is opposing,” he added.