Hubali: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah questioned how can I be anti-Hindu when I am a Hindu. Siddaramaiah, the Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, criticized Siddaramaiah as saying, “Chief Minister Basavaraj is a puppet who trembles like a puppy when he sees Prime Minister Modi.”
In this regard, he said, “I am a Hindu. How can I be anti-Hindu when I am a Hindu. I am against Hinduism. I am against politics based on Hinduism. It is mentioned in the Constitution of India that all religions are equal. So I said so. My speech was really misunderstood. .My intention is not to insult CM. They call me dakaru (goat) and huli (tiger). So that’s a drag? Comparing humans to trees and animals is common in rural areas of Karnataka. That’s how I criticized CM.
I never opposed the construction of Ram temple. I myself have built many Ram temples in rural areas in Karnataka. Congress has never opposed the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. We are against the use of Ram Temple for political gain and against people of other religions. “BJP is doing politics with Ram temple,” he said.
Controversial Speech: Speaking at a Congress meeting in Vijayanagar earlier, Siddaramaiah said, “Basavaraj Puppet and other leaders of the BJP will turn like a puppy if they see Prime Minister Modi.” They stand trembling. The state government has requested to allocate Rs 5,495 crore as a special fund for Karnataka. But Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that such a huge amount cannot be provided.
Chief Minister’s response: Commenting on Siddaramaiah’s criticism, Chief Minister Basavaraj Tommy said, “It is his routine to talk like this. I don’t want to answer this. But the symbol of gratitude is the dog. I am also doing my duty with gratitude to the people of Karnataka. So, even if they call me a dog, I take it positively and work for people. “I am not dividing the society like the Congress party is doing,” he said.