Bengaluru, Mar 20: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah embarrassed Congress by calling it corrupt. He also said that this party is full of professional liars.
As per a DeccanChronicle report, Siddaramaiah while addressing a function 'Young Turk' at the Bangalore University auditorium on Friday said, "Congress party leaders are good at repeating the same lie a hundred times.
However, the CM apologised and corrected himself later when some leaders pointed out and told him that he should say BJP instead of Congress.
Meanwhile, amidst outrage over the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer in Karnataka, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday asked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the inquiry into the incident to CBI.
"The Congress president has advised the Karnataka Chief Minister to hand over the inquiry into IAS officer D K Ravi's death to CBI," party general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Digvijay Singh said.
Amid growing calls for a CBI probe into the case, Mr. Siddaramaiah earlier met Governor Vajubhai Val in the day in Bengaluru and briefed him about the developments in the case.
"I have met the Governor. I have explained to him the developments in Ravi's case till date," Mr. Siddaramaiah told reporters after meeting the Governor at Raj Bhavan.
He said the "Governor has heard what we have explained to him; we have told him the investigation is going on and the investigation has been handed over to CID."
There has been a clamour for CBI probe from Opposition parties and the family of Ravi who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his flat on Monday.
(With inputs rom agencies)