Bengaluru: Buoyed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel's victory in Rajya Sabha polls, several ruling party leaders led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president, Dr G. Parameshwar trained their guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, and warned of an imminent decline of the BJP across the country beginning with poll-bound Gujarat.
Addressing party workers at an event organised in connection with the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement here on Wednesday, Siddaramaiah called upon party workers to expose the BJP's double standards. They take up the cause of the backwardness of the minorities and dalits in public but unleash attack on these communities in the guise of cow vigilantism in a bid to impose Brahminical hegemony on them, he said.
“In the last three years, many dalit communities came under attack and minorities have been lynched. But the ruling BJP at the Centre is keeping mum except for an occasional and mild admonishing of its workers by Prime Minister Narnendra Modi,” he added.
Siddaramaiah also stressed the need for the Congress workers to work together to thwart the BJP's efforts to impose the hidden agenda of turning this democratic country into Hindu Rashtra.
While hitting out at the Union government's proposed Shadi Shagun - a scheme for minorities, Dr Parameshwar and KPCC working president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, sarcastically remarked that the Modi government lacked originality and was bereft of new ideas. “Almost every scheme launched by the UPA government has been renamed and relaunched as new. Now, the lack of new ideas has pushed them to copy our own Shaadi Bhagya which was opposed by state BJP president, B. S. Yeddyurappa, and Shobha Karandlaje, MP,” they said.
Dr Parameshwar ridiculed that those who betrayed the freedom fighters are the rulers of this country now and are wearing the mask of patriotism.