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Siddaramaiah hits back at Yeddyurappa for Cong dynasty barb

Press Trust of India  |  "Bengaluru 

Minister today lashed out at BJP leader B S for calling a party of dynastic as he questioned the credentials of the saffron party to make the attack.

" " He questioned BJP's "moral grounds" for calling a party of dynastic when Yeddyurappa's son B Y Raghavendra had been elected to parliament and the assembly in the past.

"Who is Raghavendra? Whose son is he? Is he"not Yeddyurappa's son? Raghavendra was "What should we call it? Shouldn't we call it dynastic" These people (BJP) are fooling around everyone,""told reporters in Mysuru.

He was referring to Yeddyurappa's repeated charge during the campaign that the was a party of dynastic politics.

" "Raghavendra was a member and is now an MLA.

Yeddyurappa's second son was also projected as a candidate from Varuna to take on Siddaramaiah's son in the May 12 assembly elections. But it was announced by that he would not contest.

" "Predicting a Congress victory, claimed BJP's ministerial candidate was always "a weak man" and would not win the election. "

""is always weak, not just now. He is a" tainted person. How can a tainted person be strong?... People are not ready to accept him as a leader because his personality is tainted," he added.

" " is contesting from Varuna, which the minister had represented.

Siddaramaiah is now contesting from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru and Badami in district in north

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First Published: Tue, April 24 2018. 18:15 IST