Bengaluru (Karnataka): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday mocked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over his Uttar Pradesh counterpart’s visit to the state, saying every time Yogi Adityanath visits Karnataka, the former starts talking of Hindutva.
BJP leader Arvind Limbavali said such is the impact of Adityanath that if the latter starts visiting Karnataka more often Siddaramaiah will start chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’.
“At a time when Yogi Adityanath arrived here day before yesterday, Siddaramaiah began talking about Hindutva and this is the second visit of Yogi Adityanath to Karnataka and every time Adityanath visits the state, Siddaramaiah starts talking on the lines of Hindutva, for example he mentioned that there is ‘Ram’ in his name as well,” he said.
“I am sure if Adityanath keeps on visiting Karnataka, soon Siddaramaiah will also start chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’,” he added.
Adityanath, while addressing a BJP rally in the garden city, accused Siddaramaiah of intermixing religion and politics, thus following the footsteps of Congress President Rahul Gandhi ahead of the assembly polls in Gujarat.
He further questioned Siddaramaiah on why he was “endorsing beef eaters” if he was a Hindu. (ANI)