In a scathing letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah criticized the leader for using the occasion of Independence Day to make political statements rather than addressing the pressing issues affecting the nation and its citizens.
Siddaramaiah expressed disappointment at the Prime Minister’s choice to remain silent on important matters such as the violence in Manipur, the soaring prices impacting the common people, and the natural disasters plaguing various parts of the country. He questioned the motive behind the Prime Minister’s apathy, suggesting that it reflects a lack of concern for the people.
During his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Modi took a swipe at the Congress party, raising the issue of family politics. However, Siddaramaiah was quick to point out the irony in the Prime Minister’s statement, highlighting the prevalent existence of family politics within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) itself.
Siddaramaiah questioned whether the Prime Minister’s remarks were his individual opinion or the party’s official stance. He posed the question, “What do you have to say about the Yediyurappa family, Jarkiholi family, Katti family, Jolle, Nirani, Reddy, and other families who have contested from the BJP? Did you conveniently forget the argument against family politics when you were trying to unethically destabilize stable governments?”
The Chief Minister reminded Prime Minister Modi of the BJP’s associations with families in power, including the Devegowda family in Karnataka, the Thackeray family in Maharashtra, the Chautala family in Himachal, the Mufti family in Kashmir, the Badal family in Punjab, and others. He questioned whether the Prime Minister’s selective criticism was merely a political move.
Siddaramaiah’s letter brings to light the ongoing political debates surrounding family politics in India. It highlights the need for a fair and unbiased assessment of the issue, free from any political motivations.
As of now, there has been no response from the Prime Minister’s office regarding Siddaramaiah’s letter. The public eagerly awaits the government’s stance on this matter and hopes for a comprehensive and inclusive approach that addresses the nation’s challenges and concerns.