MYSURU: Taking a dig at the Opposition leader in the Assembly, Siddaramaiah, for comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with German dictator Adolf Hitler, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that such “cheap” remarks are not a part of the state’s political culture.
“The 130 crore population of the country is aware of Modi’s personality. Nothing will come out of making such statements. Similar bad words were used against him during the Gujarat polls, but how much ever they talk, they will not win with a big majority”, Bommai said while addressing the media persons in Suttur village in Nanjangud taluk here on Sunday.
He further reacted to Siddaramaiah’s statements and said that such remarks would not augur well for the Congress leaders. “Such a comment is not of the political culture of Karnataka and he must must understand this. Let there be criticism as people will also comment on the ‘flop bhagyas’ of the Congress government, corruption, and omissions and commissions of the Siddaramaiah government. But personal comments will not suit the stature of a former CM”, he said.
On Siddaramaiah’s claims of taking political ‘sanyas’ if the Congress government fails to fulfill its promises such as free 200 units of power for every family and Rs 2,000 per month for every woman head of the family, Bommai said, “Such a situation is bound to come.”
“Siddaramaiah had been CM and he knew about the condition of the electricity supply companies (ESCOMS). After the BJP government came to power, we had given Rs 8,000 crore directly and stood as guarantor to borrow Rs 13,000 crore from banks. By doing this, we have saved the Escoms,” he added, mentioning that this did not affect power supply and alleged that Congress has made such a promise “out of frustration of losing the election”.
The Congress Party is known for promising something, but doing other things, he remarked. (ANI)