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MB Patil won elections by spending crores: Shamanur Shivashankarappa

ANI  |  Davanagere (Karnataka) [India] 

MB Patil, who was recently allotted the Home portfolio in the government, had won elections by spending crores, former and senior Shivashankarappa has alleged.

In a veiled attack on Patil, Shivashankarappa, who is the All-India Veerashaiva Mahasabha president, said that some people in the Lingayat sect are trying to destroy the community with "Benami money and corruption."

"Some people in our community are trying to destroy us by saying different things and some with Benami money and corruption. Many including and my son SS Mallikarjun became victims but MB won elections by spending crores," Shivashankarappa had said at a Veerashaiva meet here on Saturday.

Responding to the remark, Patil, while addressing a press conference in Hubli on Sunday, had said Shivashankarappa was like a father figure to him "but the words used by him have exposed his character."

The also called Shivashankarappa the "most selfish politician, who is only concerned about his family and has not done anything for the society."

In the Assembly Election 2018, Congress' MB defeated BJP's Vijugouda by a big margin from the Babaleshwar constituency.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 13:00 IST
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