BJP national president Amit Shah on Tuesday attacked the Siddaramaiah government, saying, "If there was to be a competition for the most corrupt government in the country in the past five years, the award would go to the Congress government in Karnataka".
Replying to a question about the prime minister's office receiving a complaint against Nirav Modi, Shah said, "In January or February, I don't remember... an FIR was registered against Nirav Modi by the bank and this is the factual position".
Already, assets worth more than ₹5,000 crore (nearly half the said scam amount) had been seized in three days.
BJP president Amit Shah, who is in Karnataka's Bantwala to attend Nava Karnataka Rally, said, "Photographs prove nothing, even you people are sitting with me and if one of you commits a crime will you make me liable too?".
The countdown for the exit of the Congress regime has begun, the BJP president said, because people had become sick of the corruption and are eager to change the government.
(Hindi) translation of corruption would be bhrashtachar. Among other things, he called the government the most corrupted.
There is nothing wrong in seeking accounts from the government and BJP is always accountable to people, Mr Shah said. "They want to get rid of goonda governance and want to move towards good governance under (state BJP chief B S) Yeddyurappa", he said. This is appeasement politics.
Begining his three-day tour of the Coastal districts of Karnataka at Kukke Subramanya, a religious centre dedicated to Serpant god, Mr Shah, addressing booth level workers of Sullya Assembly constituency said the Congress government instead of taking up the development plank was indulging in appeasement policy and the delay in arrest of Mohammed Nalapad Harris, son of Congress MLA N A Harris was one such instance of appeasement of the minorities.
"Hindu activists are being killed". "This is an election not only related to the state but also the interests of the entire nation", Shah said.
Modi and Shah have held regular deliberations with the chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the party on their overall governance.