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Karnataka elections: Yeddyurappa sets date for his swearing-in, Siddaramaiah calls him mentally disturbed

Yeddyurappa’s had said that BJP will win the Karnataka elections and he will be sworn in as chief minister. Siddaramaiah replied to this by saying that the BJP leader is mentally disturbed.

india Updated: May 12, 2018 14:04 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (with hands folded) during a roadshow ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Chamundeshwari on Thursday.
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (with hands folded) during a roadshow ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Chamundeshwari on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
         

Congress leader and Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah mocked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday, continuing the bitter fight between the two rivals on election day in Karnataka. (Live updates)

“You see, Yeddyurappa is mentally disturbed,” said Siddaramaiah when a journalist asked him about the BJP leader’s statement that he will win the elections and will be sworn in as chief minister on May 17.

“The Congress will get more than 120 seats. I am very confident,” said Siddaramaiah.

Siddaramaiah last week sent a legal notice threatening to file a Rs 100-crore defamation suit against Yeddyurappa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and asked them to publicly apologise for allegedly making false and defamatory statements against him.

The notice referred to Modi’s statement that the state government was “a 10% commission government”.