Mysuru: ‘My name is Sidda Rama, I am also a Hindu’ says CM

Daijiworld Media Network –Mysuru (RJP)

Mysuru, Jul 17: “My name is Sidda Rama. I am also a Hindu. BJP workers are not the only Hindus,” said chief minister Siddaramaiah here on Saturday clearly giving an indication that he is keen to woo Hindus before the 2018 assembly polls,

He was speaking to the media here on Saturday, July 15.

Siddaramaiah also accused BJP of dividing society through the Vistarak programmes.

“BJP state chief Yeddyurappa has conducted Vistarak programmes to promote the party’s hidden agenda. BJP is spreading communal hatred in Dakshina Kannada district as they have no other issues to raise,” Siddaramaiah added.

On JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy’s remark that he has doubts about Siddaramaih’s victory in 2018, Siddaramaiah said that it is voters who will decide the fate of candidates and not Kumaraswamy. “People of Gundlupet have elected Congress candidate Geetha Mahadeva Prasad, despite repeated appeals from Yeddyurappa to reject the Congress in the by-polls,” he said.

Meanwhile senior BJP leader, Jagadish Shettar, reacting to the statement made by Siddaramaiah on being a Hindu, said “For first time Siddaramaiah has realised that he is a Hindu. All these days, he claimed to be a member of Ahinda. As he could not do much for the backward communities during his tenure, he is now claiming to be a Hindu. The assertion is just the vote bank politics of Congress leaders, whereas BJP leaders say it with pride that they are Hindus.”