'Let's go for a run': Former Karnataka CM has a new challenge for PM Modi ahead of polls1 min read 30 Apr 2023, 05:40 PM IST
The challenge is seen as a response to PM Modi's veiled attack on Siddaramaiah where he said that the Congress leader is asking for votes in the name of retirement
Karnataka Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday challenged Prime Minister Narendra and asked if he could run with him. The challenge is seen as a response to PM Modi's veiled attack on Siddaramaiah where he said that the Congress leader is asking for votes in the name of retirement. The development comes as the elections to Karnataka state assembly are just days away.
Earlier, Siddaramaiah announced that 2023 will be his last election and that he will retire from active electoral politics after the state elections.
Taking a jibe at the announcement of retirement, PM Modi said, “A few Congress leaders are seeking votes on sympathy. They are saying that this will be their last election and they will retire after the elections. But the voters will choose young and energetic BJP candidates only."
During his address, PM Modi also responded to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's “poisonous snake" remarks and invoked Lord Eeshwar. He affirmed that the people of this country are as equal as Lord Eeshwar to him and the snake stays on the neck of Lord Eeshwar.
“My government has been working hard to make a strong nation and eradicate corruption from its roots and the Congress is not liking it. In return, they are calling me a ‘poisonous snake.’ Let me tell you today, a snake stays on the neck of Lord Eeshwar. The people of this country are as equal as the Lord Eeshwar to me, and I am their snake who stays with them. The people of Karnataka will give Congress a befitting reply on May 13."
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