BY A STAFF REPORTER: In a recent statement, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah claimed that he will quit politics if he is found lying about the 'fraudulent tax devolution' allegations on the central government on 9th February in Vijayanagar.
Responding to Yediyurappa's statement, Siddaramaiah stated Karnataka gave rs. 4,36,00,000 crore as tax while the center provided rs. 50.257 crores in devolution and grants. He accused the government of keeping the rest of the amount with them and claimed to quit politics if found lying. He also emphasized that the protests were against injustice and not to defame the state.
This comes after Yediyurappa slammed the Karnataka government for protesting against the center's alleged financial injustice. He further termed the protests as 'drama' ahead of forthcoming elections.
Vijayanagara | On BJP leader BS Yediyurappa's statement of Karnataka govt's protest against Centre, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah says, "Yediyurappa's statement that we defamed Karnataka by protesting in Delhi, shouldn't we protest when injustice is being done. Do we need to just sit… pic.twitter.com/Y0xPUoAYwf— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2024