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    Karnataka elections: Is Siddaramaiah making ‘false’ claims of running No.1 govt? BSY alleges so

    By oneindia staff

    Bengaluru, May 12: Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa was among the first few politicians to cast their votes in the Karnataka Assembly elections on Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa casted his vote from Shikaripura in Shimoga district, his home turf. The 75-year-old leader is contesting the polls from the seat.

    "People are fed up with the Siddaramaiah government. I urge the people to come out and vote for the BJP. I assure the people of Karnataka that I am going to give good governance," Yeddyurappa told ANI. In fact, he visited a temple in the town before voting.

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    Yeddyurappa, who is hoping to become the next CM of the state if the BJP comes to power, took to Twitter to attack incumbent Congress CM Siddaramaiah on Thursday. In a series of tweets, Yeddyurappa asked his main rival not to make "false claims" about his government.

    "My honest appeal to @siddaramaiah. Please don't make false claims regarding Karnataka, because when this is caught, it truly hurts Karnataka's asmithe. #SarkaraBadalisiBJPGellisi," Yeddyurappa tweeted.

    "Although Karnataka was a favoured destination for Investments, @siddaramaiah wasn't active enough in translating this into reality. Investment realisation was just 27% in 2017, which was one of the lowest in the country. Karnataka had to suffer due to his lethargy," he added.

    "Karnataka has been the #1 state in IT/BT exports & #1 in silk production way before than 2013. It doesn't befit CM @siddaramaiah to lay claim for this. Rather, shower this credit on the youth & farmers whose fruits of labour has put our State on the global map," he tweeted.

    "The BJP Govt passed the Animation VFX Gaming Comics Policy in 2012, which @Siddaramaiah claims as his own. Karnataka was the first State to have such a blueprint & it was acknowledged by Andhra Pradesh when it came up with similar policy in 2013," he added.

    "I have come across several advertisements of @siddaramaiah claiming that his govt is the #1 in the country for adopting several policy measures. A closer look however, is reflecting otherwise," the former CM tweeted.

    Both Yeddyurappa and Siddaramaiah have been attacking each other even before the campaigning for the election started. The Karnataka election has witnessed some worst kinds of barbs leaders used against each other cutting across party lines.

    Out of the 224-seat Assembly, voting took place for 222 constituencies on Saturday. The voting in the two constituencies-- Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Jayanagar--both in Bengaluru--will take place later.

    The Election Commission deferred polling to the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency over "fake" electoral identity cards that were discovered on Tuesday. Polling in the constituency will now be held on May 28 and counting will take place on May 31. However, the results of the rest of the 222 seats will be out on May 15. Polling had earlier been countermanded in Jayanagar following the death of the sitting BJP legislator BN Vijay Kumar a few days ago.

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