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.
Well well, this 'special someone' (who abandoned Mysuru), did allow the very same fugitive’s uncle #ChoksiScam,to escape from Karnataka by flouting the Civil Court Order way back in 2015.This is none other than our own #SleepingChowkidar @siddarmaiah. Is it part of #10PercentCM ? https://t.co/vjtnC6dlPn— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 19, 2018
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".
Repeat a lie 100 times & people will start believing it to be true. You learnt this from Goebbels, Hitler’s Information Minister.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) February 20, 2018
PNB, CBI, the Finance Ministry & PMO slept at their job & you want to blame an unexecuted warrant in a junior court in 2016 in an unconnected case! https://t.co/H9OXyIAodx
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.