Fumed by charges, Siddaramaiah targets Modi; invokes Mahadayi dispute
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Feb-2018

 Bengaluru, February 5: Reacting strongly to the charges levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first public meeting ahead of the crucial assembly poll, fuming Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took to Twitter and asked Prime Minister Modi to address the Mahadayi row.
Countering the claims of Modi, Siddaramaiah described state capital Bengaluru as leading player in start-up & innovation. On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the mammoth rally at state capital where he blamed Congress government for the underutilization of development funds allotted by Modi led NDA government.


Siddaramaiah took a swipe at state BJP leaders and urged Prime Minister to find some time to address the drinking water needs of Karnataka people. Karnataka state government has locked horns with BJP led Goa government over the sharing of Mahadayi water.

Responding to Siddaramaiah’s jibe, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa took a fresh salvo at Siddaramaiah over the declining law and order situation under Siddaramaiah regime. Refuting the claims of Siddaramaiah, the Shimoga MP underlined that state government has miserably failed to protect the interest of people of Karnataka where more than 3,500 farmers have committed suicides. The Chief Ministerial candidate of BJP also slammed Congress over recent murders of BJP activist and blamed Karnataka Chief Minister for politicizing the transfers of honest officials.