Karnataka BJP chief Nalin Kumar slams Siddaramaiah, calls him 'fake' champion of backward classes

South India

Karnataka BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel slammed former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and termed him a "fake champion" of Dalits and backward classes.


Kateel's remark comes in the backdrop of Bengaluru violence that broke out on August 11, over an alleged "derogatory" social media post.

"Siddaramaiah, the so-called champion of the backward classes and Dalits, is so insensitive he never bothered to visit the residence of those who were killed and console their family members in coastal Karnataka," Kateel said in a statement on Thursday.

"BJP does not believe in highlighting the caste of any individual. However, I am forced to bring out the caste angle in order to expose the hypocrisy of Siddaramaiah," he added.

Kateel also responded to the remarks made Siddaramaiah on Wednesday, where he accused the ruling BJP of mismanaging the floods situation in the state and solely focussing on Bengaluru violence to gain political mileage.

"The whole state is suffering due to floods and its mismanagement but the BJP is only interested in gaining political mileage using the Bengaluru violence. Their failure to provide relief and rehabilitation for last year's flood victims has added to the misery," Siddaramaiah had tweeted on Wednesday.

The BJP leader accused the former Chief Minister of appeasing the minority community for electoral gains.
Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy's nephew Naveen was arrested for allegedly sharing a 'derogatory' post on social media that triggered violence in the city on Tuesday night in which three persons died and around 60 police personnel sustained injuries.

Murthy's house was also vandalised by miscreants following the social media post. Residence of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivasamurthy was also attacked after the violence broke out

As per the report, the police have arrested more than 340 people so far in connection with the violence. The arrested persons have been accused of arson, stone-pelting and assault on the police. 


With inputs from Agency

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