Bengaluru, Sept 20: Political foes chief minister BS Yediyurappa and former chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah shared the dais at an event in Bengaluru on Thursday and exchanged pleasantries.
Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah have been bitter rivals since 2010, when the Congress Legislature Party leader had successfully campaigned against the BJP and Yediyurappa in the illegal mining scam.
However, at a public event organised by the SC/ST and Dalit Entrepreneurs Association, Yediyurappa and Siddaramaiah shook hands and exchanged pleasantries. The last time the two shook hands during the budget session of the state legislature.
The pleasantries come despite leaders from Congress and JD(S) accusing Yediyurappa of pursuing vendetta politics.
Soon after the event, the bonhomie took a twist with Siddaramaiah “sympathising” with Yediyurappa for not being granted an appointment by PM Narendra Modi to discuss the flood situation in the state.
“Denying the appointment to @CMofKarnataka by @PMOIndia @narendramodi , even during post-flood emergency, is an insult to @BSYBJP & injustice to our state. No one with self-respect will tolerate this,” Siddaramaiah said in a tweet.
BSY, Siddaramaiah are perfect gentlemen at public event