Siddaramaiah dares PM Modi, Yeddyurappa for an open debate
Bengaluru: Upping the ante against rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah dared prime minister Narendra Modi and saffron party’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa for an open debate.
In a newspaper ad in Bengaluru dailies, Siddaramaiah has challenged PM Modi and Yeddyurappa for an open debate, accusing them of making false accusations and allegations on the party ruling the state.
Asserting that we have delivered as promised the Karnataka Congress has asked in the advertisement, Stop making false accusations, allegations. Why not debate with facts and let the people of Karnataka decide who is truthful.
In the interest of 6.5 crore Kannadigas future, let us have an open debate about our plans for Karnataka before the people of the state. I am open to come to any place on the date and time suggested by you both, said Siddaramaiah in the newspaper ad.
The ad also carries a signature of the Karnataka chief minister.
Posting the ad on Twitter, Siddaramaiah said, “PM Modi is deliberately confusing Karnataka voters with his bombastic speeches on non-issues. All hot air & no substance. My contest is not with him. It is with Yaddyurappa. I challenge him to an open debate on issues on a single platform. Will he accept? Modi is also welcome!”