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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, State BJP chief Yeddyurappa have Twitter war over PNB scam

Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa today accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of allowing Mehul Choksi, a key accused in the PNB fraud case.

Published: 21st February 2018 07:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2018 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah (File photo)

By PTI

BENGALURU: Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa today accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of allowing Mehul Choksi, a key accused in the PNB fraud case to escape from Karnataka, triggering a war of words on Twitter between them.

Choksi, the managing director of the 'Gitanjali Gems', is also the maternal uncle of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, who has been blamed for the colossal Punjab National Bank fraud.

Is it part  of #10PercentCM ?" Yeddyurappa picked up the term 'who abandoned Mysuru'  from remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who, while attacking Siddaramaiah at a public rally in Mysuru on Monday, had said the cultural city was known for mannerism which a person forgot after reaching Bengaluru.

Siddaramaiah rubbished the charge and likened it to "Hitler's propaganda minister Goebbles' theory of repeating a lie 100 times to make people believe it to be true".

PM Modi had also called upon people to "replace the '10 per cent commission government' (of Siddaramaiah) with 'mission  government' (of Yeddyurappa)."

Hitting back at PM Modi and Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah shared a cartoon showing the prime minister as a watchman who remained asleep despite knowing money is being robbed.



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