Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Bengaluru, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday accused BJP Chief Amit Shah of creating unrest in the state of Karnataka. The Chief Minister claimed that the BJP President has come to the state with a view to create tensions, ahead of the polls. While addressing the media, CM Siddaramaiah said,
“Nobody will be allowed to create unrest in Karnataka, as the law will take its own course against them. I'm not saying Modi's speech will create any. But Amit Shah doesn't have the same standard. “
When questioned on what basis he’s accusing Amit Shah of creating unrest, CM Siddaramaiah said,
“No, I won't level baseless allegations against anyone. I'm saying this based on what Amit Shah said. I'm not saying this. Prathap Simha himself said this. He is coming to the state with the same intention. But now he's exposed. They won't be able to say anything now.”
Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asked PM Modi to "find time" to resolve the inter-state Mahadayi River water row with neighboring Goa. Claiming that Karnataka is the number one state in investment and innovation, and highlighting Bengaluru as a startup and innovation hub, Siddaramaiah boasted about having scripted several national firsts across key sectors through a unique model of development.