Karnataka home minister Ramalinga Reddy said that the saffron party was a drama company of which PM Modi was the owner, Amit Shah the manager and Goa CM Manohar Parrikar and others were actors. He said this on BJP's step on Mahadayi river issue.
He was in Mangaluru on Friday to lay the foundation for the new police quarters in Shaktinagar, Reddy said Congress was not against farmers and that BJP was doing 'high drama' on the dispute. BJP had cited a letter from Parrikar to state party chief BS Yeddyurappa as a breakthrough as the Goa CM agreed to consider Karnataka's demand for water from the Mahadayi river to fulfil its drinking water needs. Congress dismissed the claim, saying Parrikar should have written to CM Siddaramaiah.
'They (BJP) went to New Delhi, met Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, wrote letters. The Uttar Pradesh CM, who cannot read, was called in to read the letter and caused huge embarrassment to them. Despite that, Parrikar has clearly said that water-sharing was not possible,' Reddy said. He added that 'We want justice for our farmers, not dramas. Why they are doing drama? This is causing trouble to farmers'.
Reddy also targeted BJP chief Amit Shah, saying, 'Amit Shah says he has come for business in Karnataka. Even East India Company came for the same purpose. He (Shah) thinks that by splurging money, people will vote for them, but the people of Karnataka will not take it.'
Reddy also justified the CM's remarks equating BJP and RSS to 'terrorists'. 'MPs Pratap Simha, Shobha Karandlaje and Ananth Kumar Hegde make inflammatory speeches. Due to their recent comments, the CM has made these remarks,' Reddy said, adding that the people of the state would reject such politics at the right time.