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Twitter Dispute: Battle between Siddarmaiah and Yogi Adityanath

Posted by Admin on January 10, 2018 | Comment

Battle between Siddarmaiah and Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Karnataka for conducting rallies turned out to be more talked about than he expected. Apparently, the state’s minister Siddarmaiah ruffled a few feathers of UP CM that drew a lot of attention on Twitter and eventually Internet.

It all started with Siddarmaiah’s one tweet in which he welcomed the UP CM. But the tweet did not end there. Siddarmaiah went further and took a dig at the deaths resulted from starvation in Yogi’s state. He then also advised him to take notes from his state’s Indira canteen as a help to address the issue in his own state.

On January 7, Siddarmaiah tweeted: I welcome UP CM Shri @myogiadityanath to our state. There is a lot you can learn from us Sir. When you are here please visit a Indira Canteen & a ration shop. It will help you address the starvation deaths sometimes reported from your state. #YogiInBengaluru.

Apparently, there were reports doing the rounds about a 50-year-old woman in Bareilly, UP dying of starvation. However, the state government refuted the reports from the beginning, claiming that she had been receiving her ration and died due to illness. On the other hand, Siddarmaiah has an active project ‘Indira canteens’ going on in Karnataka, which offers breakfast for Rs 5 and lunch & dinner for Rs 10.

Retorting, Yogi Adityanath did not hold back and replied in full swing. He commented with a brutal remark, resurfacing the high number of farmer suicides in Karnataka and murder of various officers, highest during Siddarmaiah rule.

Thanking the Karnataka CM, he tweeted, “Thank you for the welcome @siddaramaiah ji. I heard number of farmers committing suicide in Karnataka was highest in your regime, not to mention the numerous deaths and transfer of honest officers. As UP CM I am working to undo the misery and lawlessness unleashed by your allies.”

Back in the day, the two had a beef, ironically on the beef itself. In the Parivarthana rally, Yogi criticised Siddarmaiah for declaring himself Hindu. He condemned his statement and linked it with his intention to appease voters on the eve of elections. He then stated that if he really were a Hindu, he would have banned beef.The beef was banned in the state when BJP was in the rule but the Congress repealed the law when it came to power.

The sparks over the twitter are only a presage of how fierce the battle between the saffron party and Congress would be in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections 2018.