Rahul Gandhi ‘agrees’ with Amit Shah for saying ‘Yedyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever’


Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a potshot at BJP President Amit Shah for having ‘gifted’ his party’s ‘top secret campaign video’ and calling the Yedyurappa government ‘the most corrupt’ ever.

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Reacting to Shah’s slip of tongue during a press conference in Karnataka on Tuesday, Gandhi said, “Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video! Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever… True.”

Shah had caused a major embarrassment for himself and his party when he accidentally blamed BS Yeddyurappa for being the number one in corruption. Speaking to reporters in Davanagere in Karnataka, Shah had said, “A former Supreme Court judge recently said that Yeddyurappa government should get the number one award for corruption.” He was quickly corrected by one of his party colleagues, sitting next to him. This prompted Shah to then say ‘Siddaramaiah government.’

Yedyurappa, who was sitting to the right of the BJP president, had his facial expression changed in bewilderment, when the latter made this gaffe (see the video).

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah tweeted saying that the BJP President had spoken the ‘truth.’ He wrote, “The #ShahOfLies finally speaks truth. Thank you @AmitShah.”