Election temperature rises after Siddaramaiah’s ‘jailbird’ jibe for Amit Shah

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Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday took a dig at BJP President Amit Shah, by addressing him as an ex-jailbird. This was in response to Shah’s tweet alleging that the Karnataka government had crossed ‘all limits’ on corruption.

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Shah’s tweet had read, “Siddaramaiah govt has crossed all limits of corruption. In Karnataka, Siddaramaiah and corruption are synonyms. Siddaramaiah means corruption and corruption means Siddaramaiah.”

Pat came Siddaramaiah’s reply with hashtag #jumla, “Says an ex-jail bird who chose another former jail bird to be his party’s CM candidate for our Karnataka election. Can he present facts about the so called corruption charges against me or my Govt? Just telling lies wont help. People will not believe his #jumlas.”

Despite having considerably fewer number of followers on Twitter, Siddaramaiah’s tweet received more shares than that of Shah. Siddaramaiah was referring to Shah’s past as a murder accused and BS Yeddyurappa facing corruption charges. Both leaders had to spend time in jail for their alleged crimes. Although Shah was exonerated by a CBI court in the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Kauser Bi, the recent revelation on the suspicious death of Judge BH Loya may result in reopening of Sohrabuddin murder case.

Responding to the Karnataka chief minister’s jibe, Yeddyurappa, also a former chief minister of the state, came to his leader’s defence and warned that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’ will be ‘jail birds’ soon in National Herald case.

He wrote, “Lest you forget in National Herald case Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi – who are on bail now – will be ‘Jail Birds’ soon.”

Karnataka goes to polls in April or May this year and both BJP and the Congress will be desperately trying to outsmart each other in this key southern state.

Meanwhile, the supporters of Congress took to Twitter to make fun of the BJP’s tainted leaders.

https://twitter.com/Rohit_Sardana_/status/956879657151840257

https://twitter.com/i_theindian/status/956884943228977152

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