Speaking in Bengaluru on Monday, he talked about Siddaramaiah being called Siddaramulla Khan and a priest would come to christen him. Siddaramaiah was christened by his parents. First you need to know what his name means. He retorted that everyone in Chikkamagalur knows what he means
If the oppositions disagree about something, it should be discussed, not changing names is wrong. However, it is the tradition of BJP to give different names to individuals. Earlier Prime Minister Modi had given a name to Siddaramaiah when he came. Now this work is being done by his chelas. He expressed outrage that BJP will close the door in the election this time.
Talking about the Belgaum border dispute, it is like a noori wrestling. There is a BJP government in Karnataka. Maharashtra also has a BJP government. All this is being done to divert attention to serious issues. All this is not new to BJP. In the context of not being able to solve the problems, they are trying to divert people’s minds by putting forward border issues like this, he said.
Behind the border dispute is the connivance of the government. This is not a double engine government. Instead the triple engine is the government. He said BJP is ruling in Karnataka, Maharashtra and at the Centre.
Commenting on the Maharashtra Minister coming to Belgaum, the Home Minister of Maharashtra stayed in Belgaum last time during the Belgaum session. But our home minister did not know about this. I had informed the Home Minister about this. He expressed indignation that our home minister knows all other issues except his department.