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Prasad slams Siddaramaiah for remarks against PM

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today slammed outgoing Chief Minister for accusing Modi of encouraging horse-trading in the state, saying the should understand that the mandate of the people is against it.

Taking a dig at the Congress, he said the elections were a no-ordinary affair as lost in one constituency and "scraped through" in the other.

"Only 16 of his Cabinet colleagues lost in the elections," he said sarcastically.

"I have seen in the media utterly irresponsible, misleading and malicious comments by against our ..I completely deny these allegations," Prasad told reporters here.

Siddaramaiah had accused Modi of encouraging horse-trading to bring the BJP to power in the state.

The in his address to BJP workers here had thanked the voters of and promised that the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with the state for its development, Prasad said.

"I don't think there was anything wrong in the prime minister's remarks" for Siddaramaiah to level such allegations, he said.

The said the should understand the mandate of the people and respect it.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:45 IST