Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday made an embarrassing goofup that left his party’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa red-faced.
During a press conference in poll-bound Karnataka, Shah, instead of Siddaramaiah, termed Yeddyurappa “the CM who led the most corrupt government in the country”.
“A retired Supreme Court recently said that if we hold a competition for the most corrupt government in the country, then Yeddyurappa government shall be given the No. 1 award,” Shah said.
While former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa, sitting by Shah’s side, looked stunned, another leader was seen whispering in his ears.
Shah then immediately corrected himself and continued rattling off allegations against Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka.
Within seconds, Shah’s video calling Yeddyurappa “the most corrupt CM” went viral on social media. Several Congress leaders, including party president Rahul Gandhi shared the video on Twitter and took a dig at the BJP president.
“Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top-secret campaign video! Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever... True,” Rahul tweeted.
Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video!— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 27, 2018
Gifted to us by the BJP President, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Govt ever...
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah was also quick to share the video and took a swipe at Shah.
“The #ShahOfLies finally speaks truth. Thank you @AmitShah,” he tweeted.