As state election nears in Karnataka, politics finds presence in all narratives.
This was further clear as the chief minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday hit out at BJP general-secretary P Murlidhar Rao for his Hindi tweet.
The tweet had been of Rao’s plans to contest the 12 May Assembly polls from two constituencies.
But the Siddaramaiah asked the BJP leader to tweet in Kannada or English.
It need be mentioned that Rao is in-charge of Karnataka and had asked whether Siddaramaiah was scared he wouldn’t win the Chamundeshwari seat in Mysuru.
“@Siddaramaiah ji are you scared? After much effort you chose Chamundeshwari seat, now after seeing that you will be defeated there you are searching for a second place.”
“To end your doubt let me clarify that not only your two seats, but entire Karnataka will be Congress-mukt (Congress free),” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
Replying to Rao in Kannada, Siddaramaiah tweeted, “Sir, tweet in Kannada or English. Don’t understand Hindi.”
Speculations are rife that Siddaramaiah, who has been fielded from Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, will be opting Badami in Bagalkote district of north Karnataka as his second seat.
The chief minister said he has not taken any decision so far and he would go by the decision of the high command.>