Bangalore: Bhartiya Janata Party president Amit Shah’s ‘slip of tongue’ left the party embarrassed as he called BJP’s ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa ‘most corrupt’. Shah was addressing a press conference in Davanagere on Tuesday where he attacked Congress saying, “Recently a retired Supreme Court judge said if there was ever a competition of the most corrupt government then the Yeddyurappa government is number one…”
After BJP MP Pralhad Joshi whispered into Shah’s ear “Siddaramaiah government”, Shah corrected his blunder and said: “arre re…Siddaramaiah government is number one in corruption.” The incident gave the opposition a good chance of mockery. Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah in a tweet, taunted BJP by saying party’s national president termed Yeddyurappa as the most corrupt government. “Shah has finally spoken the truth,” Siddaramaiah wrote.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) March 27, 2018
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also tweeted, “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.”