"Our appeal to Mr. Siddaramaiah and Mr. Dinesh Gundurao is to arrest and put us in jail as we are all terrorists roaming the streets".
Speaking with mediapersons here on Friday, Vijayashankar said that he will join the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara at the chief minister's office in Bengaluru. "Because he wont speak anything of this kind if he has no intelligence input", Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told reporters here.
The BJP president used Yeddyurappa's "Parivartan Yatra" to tear into the Siddaramaiah regime and Congress, alleging the party failed to bring development to "Karnataka". BJP leaders in Karnataka are demanding ban on Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Popular Front of India (PFI) in the state.
Later in the day, BJP chief Amit Shah hit back at the CM and accused him of being anti-Hindu and indulging in vote-bank politics.
Referring to certain controversial remarks of BJP MPs Pratap Simha and Shobha Karandlage and Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde, Reddy said looking at all this, it was clear that the intention of these people was to disturb peace in the society. Also claiming that those in the opposition are heartless Hindus, while he is a Hindu with a heart. Today, Siddaramaiah is again in the spotlight for the U-turn that he has made. That is the difference between me and.
Assembly elections in Karnataka are likely to be held in May and the BJP is going all guns blazing to oust the Congress from the state and has set itself a target of 150 seats. How he does that is his angle.
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.