Udupi, Jan 8, 2018: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is set to attend a host of programmes in Udupi district on January 8, Monday arrived at Areshiroor helipad in Byndoor this morning.
Speaking to reporters later the Chief Minister blamed communal elements for the present fragile situation in Dakshina Kannada district. We do not need to learn how to be humane from BJP leaders who are not even human, he said.
The Sangh Parivar is instigating violence, the Chief Minister alleged and urged BJP to shun communal agenda.
He also stated that he has instructed the police to keep a strict eye on fringe Hindu and Muslim outfits.
On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s remarks against the State government, Mr. Siddaramaiah said that Mr. Adityanath should study the figures of development indices of both Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh before making such comments. “Karnataka is number one in attracting investment in the country. We are number three in tax collection in the entire country. Mr. Adityanath is ‘Jungle Raj’ Chief Minister. We have nothing to learn from the followers of Nathuram Godse. They (Sangh Parivar) are followers of Nathuram Godse.”
“Swami Vivekananda said Hinduism comes from our actions and humane principles and not due to food habits,” he added.
On his arrival at Areshiroor, the CM was welcomed by Udupi District in-charge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj and others. State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader is also accompanying the Chief Minister.