Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday accused the central government of hurting the pride of Kannadigas by uttering lies about the state.
While interacting with media a day after Prime minister Modi’s rally in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said, BJP President was involved in a murder case, he only speaks lies. Here also they are projecting a CM candidate who has been to jail. PM has hurt pride of Kannadigas by uttering lies about the state.”
Claiming that Karnataka’s development in his rule, the chief minister said When we came to power our position was 11th in investment list, from the past two years we are No. 1. These are statistics released by Central Govt.”
Siddaramaiah also repudiated Modi’s claim of giving funds to Karnataka, he said, “PM keeps making comments that he has given so much money to the states. Where do you think this money is coming from? Its the taxes collected in the states which were sent to Centre. It’s our money which comes back.”
“As per 14th finance commission, in last three years we were supposed to get 95.200 crores, whereas we got 84.500 crores, so they have to give 10,000 crores. This neither PM knows nor Amit Shah, he added.”