Modi gets election R(Y)eddy

By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  Mar 01, 2019, 09:17 AM

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Karnataka senior BJP leader and leader-of-opposition in the state Assembly, BS Yeddyurappa, evoked relentless opprobrium over his statement that the air-strikes by India on Pakistan would “reap benefits” for the Bharatiya Janata Party, and would lead them to win over 22 out of 28 seats in the state in the upcoming general elections.
 
BJP President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s right-hand man, Amit Shah,  chided Yeddyurappa’s remark, and said they the latter should not have “politicised” the IAF airstrikes. Shah was not the only one to express disapproval, with Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav stating that even “BJP workers are ashamed”, and Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari accusing the government of having “misplaced priorities”.
 
Topping the list is Pakistan’s leading party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), who cited Yeddyurappa’s statement, and insinuated that the BJP wanted to create a pro-Modi wave, as a part of an election propaganda. It was also reported as saying that “those desperate to win an election” should be isolated.
 
Yeddyurappa apologised a day later, stating that his remarks had been misinterpreted and were taken out of context. 
 


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