NaMo flays CM Kumaraswamy for insulting jawans


Ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) a “dynastic” party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday for allegedly saying that those who don’t get a square meal would join the army and become jawbones. “It’s shocking to know that the thinking of a chief minister is so low to say that those who don’t get a square meal a day join the army and not the rich. What else can people expect from such a leader? By using these words, Kumaraswamy insulted our patriotic soldiers who sacrifice their lives to protect the country,” Modi said at a huge BJP polling rally in the northwest region of the state. Terming Kumaraswamy’s clarification that his words were misinterpreted as a shame, Modi said the chief minister couldn’t escape from what he said at a public meeting while campaigning for his party, as listening in Kannada was recorded by anyone. Referring to the state PWD minister H.D. Revanna’s statement that if Modi was re-elected and returned to power, he would retire from politics, the Prime Minister said the claim reminded him of what the father of the minister and JD-S supremo H.D. had done. Five years ago, Deve Gowda offered to do it. “Deve Gowda claimed that if I became Prime Minister after the 2014 general election, he would take ‘sanyas’ from politics, but he’s not only contesting for the seventh time, but he’s also challenging his two grandsons from Hassan and Mandya seats. Revanna is the second son of Gowda and his third son of Kumaraswamy. “Can we trust or take seriously these people’s words?” Modi asked. Gowda’s grandsons, Prajwal, are the son of Revanna, contesting from the seat of Hassan Lok Sabha, while Nikhil is the son of Kumaraswamy, who is in the parliamentary seat of Mandya. Kumaraswamy’s wife Anitha is a two-time lawmaker from the assembly segment of Ramanagara, about 60 km southwest of Bengaluru.

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