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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah: I can contest 224 seats, and win any of them

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hit back at the BJP on Tuesday and said it was the central government that is monitoring phones and not the state government.

Published: 19th September 2017 05:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2017 05:33 PM   |  A+A-

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hit back at the BJP on Tuesday and said it was the central government that is monitoring phones and not the state government.

Speaking in Bidar, BJP leader and MLA R Ashok had alleged on Monday that the state government was tapping the phones of BJP leaders.

"The state government has never stooped to tapping phones. It is the central government that is tapping phones. The state BJP unit is not aware of it. We have never raised the issue because we considered it too minor," Siddaramaiah said.

Asked whether he too would choose a constituency in north Karnataka – as done by BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa – the chief minister said he could contest in any of the 224 constituencies in the state and would win from any of them. "I will contest from whatever place the Congress high command tells me to," he added.

 


 



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