- 1 BJP National President Amit Shah mistakenly calls B. S. Yeddyurappa the Most Corrupt
BJP National President Amit Shah mistakenly calls B. S. Yeddyurappa the Most Corrupt
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Anil Chandra Shah mistakenly called his own party’s Chief Ministerial Candidate Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa and face of BJP in the Upcoming Karnataka Assembly Elections in May 2018.
Scoring the same side goal, BJP president Amit Shah brought in immense embarrassment for former BJP Chief Minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yeddyurappa, when he commented: “if there were ever a competition for the most corrupt government then the (BJP’s) Yeddyurappa government would come first”.
Amit Shah Made a Mistake by calling B.S. Yeddyurappa most corrupt?
While Amit Shah did not actually mean to say that about the former Yeddyurappa government, it was a gaffe non-the less. Yeddyurappa is also the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for the forthcoming state assembly elections in Karnataka on 12th May 2018. Shah accidentally made that comment during a press conference on Tuesday.
BSY Shocked and embarrassed by Amit Shah remarks
Yeddyurappa, who was sitting right next to Amit Shah, was seen to be visibly shocked and embarrassed by the comments from Shah and leaned over to his national president to say something as soon as the comment had been made. Shah then corrected himself by saying that he had meant to say “Siddaramiah would come first in a competition for the most corrupt government.” However, the damage was done by then.
The opportunity was lapped up by the Congress party – just as BJP would have done and did not let go of the goof up by Shah.
Congress National President Rahul Gandhi tweeted
Soon after Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “…time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video! Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever… True”.
“Who knew Amit Shah could also speak the truth- we all concur with you Amit Ji BSY-BJP is the most corrupt!” tweeted Divya Spandana of the Karnataka unit of the Congress party.
Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video!
Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever…
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) Divya Spandana
This was not the only time that Shah had misspoken about Yeddyurappa, Divya Spandana said in another tweet.
“This isn’t the first time btw- what exactly are Amit Shah’s feelings towards Yeddyurappa? All’s not good in the hood,” she said in the tweet where she also attached a video clip from another time when Shah had placed Yeddyurappa in bad light mistakenly.
The video attached to the tweet shows Shah saying, “Yeddyurappa says the BJP doesn’t help with the development of Karnataka.” Here again, Shah had meant to say “Siddaramaiah” and not “Yeddyurappa”.
Shah’s gaffe also gave a cause to laugh for the Karnataka government.
“The Truth can never be Suppressed. Even Amit Shah agrees that Yeddyurappa led the Most Corrupt Government ever,” the official twitter handle of the government read.
Siddaramaiah calls Amit Shah “the Shah of Lies”
The BJP President was called “the Shah of Lies” by the current Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah. Shah is finally telling the truth, the chief minister added.
It was just a slip of tongue and nothing more by Shah and therefore it is inconsequential, Yeddyurappa told the media after the press conference. He then went on to say that Congress’s Siddaramaiah as “stupid”.
“Siddaramaiah is stupid. Let him count the number of times he has done the gaffe if abusing his own government,” said Yeddyurappa to the media.
The Karnataka Assembly Elections, set to take place on May 12, 2018, has already seen a wave of fights and comments and counter comments by the Congress and the BJP through tweets and over the social media. This has heightened the pitch between the two national and warring parties before the Karnataka Assembly Elections.