Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday advised Yogi Adityanath to visit ration shops and Indira canteens in Karnataka for ideas to tackle starvation deaths in Uttar Pradesh, on the pretext of tweeting a message of welcome.
Within hours, Adityanath replied with a tweet bursting with allegations. "I heard (the) number of farmers committing suicide in Karnataka was highest in your regime, not to mention the numerous deaths and transfer of honest officers," he wrote. He didn't forget to thank his Congress counterpart for the welcome.
Today's visit to poll-bound Karnataka isn't a first for the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. He recently attacked Siddaramaiah in Hubballi for supporting beef consumption and staging celebrations for Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary.
Today, in his tweet, Adityanath told Siddaramaiah that as Uttar Pradesh's leader, he was "working to undo the misery and lawlessness unleashed by your allies."
Siddaramaiah ✔ @siddaramaiah I welcome UP CM Shri @myogiadityanath to our state. There is a lot you can learn from us Sir. When you are here please visit a Indira Canteen & a ration shop. It will help you address the starvation deaths sometimes reported from your state. #YogiInBengaluru.
Yogi Adityanath ✔ @myogiadityanath Thank you for the welcome @siddaramaiah ji. I heard number of farmers committing suicide in Karnataka was highest in your regime, not to mention the numerous deaths and transfer of honest officers. As UP CM I am working to undo the misery and lawlessness unleashed by your allies.
Last month, the Congress and the BJP, the parties Siddaramaiah and Adityanath represent, wrapped up a bruising, no holds-barred campaign in Gujarat.
After its slender win in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, the saffron party expecting swap roles with the Congress in the Karnataka election. Here, the lotus is the challenger, the hand of the INC the incumbent.
Earlier UP farmers poured potatoes infront of CM Yogi home to protest against UP Government decision for fixing Rs per Quintal at 487 Rupees.