Days after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi made major blunders during his speech for the inauguration of the ‘Indira Canteen’ in Bengaluru, now veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the party’s national president Amit Shah did similar goof up. During his three-days visit to Karnataka, Shah, while attending a press conference on 14th August, mixed up the name of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with the BJP candidate BS Yeddyurappa. Addressing the media on the final day of his visit, Shah was criticizing the Congress for their non-performance in Karnataka, but instead of taking the name of CM Siddaramaiah, Shah went on asking why people should vote for Yeddyurappa.
The video of the BJP President mistakenly taking the name of his own party candidate amid strong words of criticism soon went viral on social networking sites. And while many taunted Shah on social media platforms, the director of Congress’ media cell, Ramya, further took jibe at the saffron party leader by sharing the video on Twitter.
— Divya Spandana/Ramya (@divyaspandana) August 17, 2017
Hitting out at the Congress government in Karnataka, Amit Shah, while speaking to the media on the final day of his three-day visit claimed that there had been no development in the state during the Congress rule and even the farmers had not been benefitted by the government in any way. He further questioned the state government over the utilization of funds. But during his statement Shah mistakenly said that BS Yeddyurappa claims that the BJP ruled central government has not allocated enough funds for the state. Ironically Yeddyurappa is the President of BJP in Karnataka.
However, soon after the mistake, Union Minister Anant Kumar, who was also on the stage, corrected Shah and handled the situation. Realising the goof up, Amit Shah apologized and stated that it was by mistake he took Yeddyurappa’s name instead of Siddaramaiah. He further clarified that the BJP state President had been with him for the last two days, which was why he got confused with the names.
By Priyam Mukhopadhyay