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Siddaramaiah-Yogi Adityanath's war of words continues

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

Continuing the tirade against his counterpart Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister on Monday questioned the former's right to criticise the people's

"I have taken care of cows, I feed them and I have also cleaned cow dung. What moral rights has got to criticise me? Has he ever taken care of cows?" tweeted

He said on what grounds has Adityanath questioned the of the people.

"Many in Hindu religion eat beef and I will eat if I want to eat beef, but I don't like beef that's why I don't eat it. Who is he to ask?" the Chief Minister said in another tweet.

Earlier on Sunday, lashed out at the Chief Minister's earlier address in Bengaluru and opined that the latter could "learn a lot" from him.

During Adityanath's ongoing visit to the state, Siddaramaiah tweeted: "I welcome UP CM to our state. There is a lot you can learn from us, Sir. When you are here, please visit an Indira Canteen and a ration shop. It will help you address the starvation deaths sometimes reported from your state".

Adityanath, while addressing a rally in the garden city, accused Siddaramaiah of intermixing religion and politics, thus following the footsteps of ahead of the Assembly polls in

He further questioned Siddaramaiah on why he was "endorsing beef eaters" if he was a Hindu.

In an earlier tweet, Siddaramaiah suggested that Adityanath should primarily focus on ending 'Jungle Raj' in his state and retrospect upon the increasing number of deaths of children in hospitals.

"should first get rid of in and save children who are dying in the hospital. Let us understand that", he tweeted in Kannada.

Adityanath is scheduled to take part in the BJP-led 'Parivartan Yatra', which was flagged off by in November in the run-up to the Assembly polls in the state.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 03:33 IST