‘Brazenly intimidatory statement’: Jairam Ramesh slams Shah’s remarks on Karnataka polls
NEW DELHI: The Congress has accused Home Minister Amit Shah of saying that there will be riots in Karnataka if the old party comes to power as a “shameful threat statement” and that the threat was made during the election campaign.
Addressing a public meeting in Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Tuesday, Shah said the state’s development would be in “reverse gear” if Congress forms the government.
“If Congress comes to power, dynastic politics will be at the top and Karnataka will suffer from riots,” the home minister said.
Hitting back at Shah, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “This is a shameful threatening statement.
The Union Home Minister, loyal to an organization banned by India’s first Home Minister, is now threatening to face certain defeat during the election campaign.
“The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Shah’s comments that the upcoming Karnataka elections are not just about electing MLAs but about putting the state’s future in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Opposition parties alleged that the comment was an insult to 6.5 crore Kannadigas.
Polling for the Karnataka Assembly elections will be held on May 10 and counting on May 13.