Siddaramaiah hits back at BJP chief for targeting Tipu Jayanti celebrations
ANI | Updated: Nov 03, 2017 11:07 IST
New Delhi [India], Nov 3 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah for targeting Tipu Jayanti celebrations in the state, saying it was a desperate attempt to communalize the atmosphere.
Amit Shah, while addressing a rally in Bengaluru on Thursday had slammed the Karnataka government for showing enthusiasm on the birth anniversary of 18th century Mysore ruler and claimed it to be 'votebank' politics.
"Karnataka Mahotsav was supposed to be grand but the state government was not enthusiastic about it, instead they are about Tipu Jayanti. This shows votebank politics which will not benefit the people of Karnataka," the BJP chief had said. (ANI)