Bengaluru: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his talk on corruption, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday asked him to "walk the talk", posing four questions, including appointing an "untainted person" as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the state.
Siddaramaiah took to Twitter to pose the questions, two days after Modi launched an all-out offensive on his government at a BJP rally in Bengaluru, accusing the chief minister of creating "new records" in corruption.
Modi had also dubbed the Siddaramaiah's rule as a "10 percent commission" government.
Siddaramaiah in his tweet said "I am glad PM @narendramodi is talking about corruption. I now invite him to #WalktheTalk."
He posed questions to Modi such as appointing national ombudsman Lokpal, the mysterious death of judge BH Loya, "astronomical rise" of BJP national president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah and appointing an "untainted person" as the chief ministerial candidate for Karnataka.
I am glad PM @narendramodi is talking about corruption. I now invite him to #WalktheTalk . For a start can you
1. Appoint Lok Pal
2. Investigate #JudgeLoya ‘s death
3. Investigate the astronomical rise of #Jayshah
4. Appoint an untainted person as your CM candidate ?
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) February 6, 2018
BJP has already said allegations against Shah's son had no basis. Siddaramaiah's poser invited a quick rebuttal from BJP state president and party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa. Welcoming the 'discussion', Yeddyurappa tweeted with a tagline #Date2Answer asking, "Why did you quash all the powers of Lokayukta and make it a toothless body?."
Dear Mr. #10PercentCM @siddaramaiah, I am equally glad that you have started this discussion. Before we head up North to Delhi, why don’t you answer a few questions here: - Why did you quash all the powers of #Lokayukta and make it a toothless body? #Dare2Answer — B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 6, 2018
Yeddyurappa also questioned Siddaramaiah, about the Rs 70 lakh Hublot watch.
Siddaramaiah had declared it a state asset and handed it over to the assembly speaker.
Q3 Dear Mr #10PercentCM @siddaramaiah, let me remind you of your 70 Lakh Hublot watch,which is believed to have been accepted as an official favor from a Biz-man in exchange for you approving projects violating all rules. Proof enough for blatant corruption, isn't it?#Dare2Answer
— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 6, 2018
Q2: Dear Mr #10PercentCM @siddaramaiah, what action have you taken against @thekjgeorge who is the first accused in CBI FIR in DySP MK Ganapathy suicide case? Why are you standing by such a minister? What merit can your cabinet boast of with such tainted people in it?#Dare2Answer pic.twitter.com/siwYmeKmTX — B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 6, 2018
Yeddyurappa also raised Deputy Superintendent (Dy SP) MK Ganapathy suicide case. Ganapathy had allegedly committed suicide last year accusing the then home minister George and two other senior IPS officers of harassing him. The state CID had given a clean chit to George and the two officials. But, the Supreme Court later ordered a CBI probe, following which a case was registered against George and the two IPS officers. BJP has been demanding George's resignation, which Siddaramaiah has turned down.
Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 20:04 PM