Like Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah realising he is Hindu, says Yogi Adityanath


"There is a lot you can learn from us Sir".

Earlier the BJP government in UP had painted the secretariat annex building, which houses the offices of chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath and top bureaucrats, saffron on a part of the facade and boundary wall.

Within hours, Adityanath replied with a tweet bursting with allegations.

Setting the stage for a battle with the ruling Congress ahead of the Assembly polls, now barely four months away, the BJP's emerging mascot and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday trained his guns on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who had recently asserted that he too was a Hindu.

Siddaramaiah also tweeted, "We welcome dignitaries from other states to come, and learn from CM @siddaramaiah's Karnataka Model of Governance".

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The UP CM highlighted the issue of farmers'suicide and transfer of honest officers in Karnataka.

On Twitter, Yogi Adityanath didn't let the swipe pass without a comeback.

Mr. Adityanath had made the same association to Ramayana, when he addressed a similar election rally at Hubballi on December 22. He said the government will hold an inquiry on where the potatoes came from. The BJP has been anxious that when the state votes for the 224-seat assembly in April-May this year, the party gets another shot at power.

Pitching Karnataka as the land of Lord Hanuman, he had provocatively asked people to choose between those worshipping Lord Hanuman and those of Tipu Sultan, referring to Tipu Jayanthi celebrations by the State government. He also targeted Mr Siddaramaiah for remembering his Hindu roots, "just as Congress president Rahul Gandhi went to temple after temple during the Gujarat election", he said. "When we were in power in Karnataka, we had enacted a law prohibiting cow slaughter".

He further questioned Siddaramaiah on why he was "endorsing beef eaters" if he was a Hindu.