Man who stabbed Lokayukta has BJP mindset: B K Hariprasad
Bengaluru: AICC general secretary B K Hariprasad on Saturday said Tejraj Sharma, the man who stabbed Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty, suffered from “the BJP mindset.”
“Tejraj Sharma’s mindset is like the BJP’s. That’s how much the BJP’s mindset has spread and we should not let that come to Karnataka,” Hariprasad, a Rajya Sabha member, told reporters.
Hariprasad took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘Seedha Rupaiya’ remark against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. “The BJP cannot tolerate a backward classes leader from a remote village becoming the chief minister. That’s why they make fun of his name,” he said.
Referring to Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde’s firebrand speeches, Hariprasad said BJP leaders were “offsprings” of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.
The Congress leader challenged Amit Shah for “an open debate” on the Gujarat model of development and the Karnataka model of development. The Congress-ruled Karnataka is “at least 100 years ahead” of states ruled by the BJP, Hariprasad said.
He also defended the induction of businessman Ashok Kheny and illegal mining scam accused Anand Singh into the Congress. “They haven’t been given leadership positions. Besides, charges of corruption against them are pending in courts,” he said.
Further, Hariprasad dismissed BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa’s demand for Governor’s rule in Karnataka. “Everybody knows how bad Karnataka’s law-and-order situation was when Yeddyurappa was the chief minister.”