Mangaluru, Aug 12: Congress veteran B Janardhana Poojary has warned chief minister Siddaramaiah against neglecting BJP supremo Amit Shah’s strategies for upcoming assembly polls.
Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, the former union minister said that CM should wake up from and tender his resignation.
“Siddaramaiah should realise that Amit Shah has come to the State to unseat the former. The visit of BJP chief was a matter of concern for the Congress and more so Siddaramaiah. Wherever Shah has toured, the ruling party’s Chief Minister has been unseated,” Poojary said.
He said that in spite of the severe drought, Siddaramaiah has so far not found time to tour the affected regions of the State. “I am really shocked by his recent statement on drought following a visit to an affected place.”
Poojary also said that Siddaramaiah should pave way for a Dalit leader or D.K. Shivakumar to become Chief Minister. The party high command has a good opinion of Mr. Shivakumar, who has stood by the party during difficult times. “Both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have appreciated Mr. Shivakumar,” he said and added that Mr. Shivakumar would become the Chief Minister in the coming days.
Poojary said the ongoing investigation by the Income Tax department on the assets of Mr. Shivakumar will not come in the way of his becoming the Chief Minister.
Amit Shah has come to unseat Siddaramaiah; let DKS become CM: Poojary