K'taka govt adopting Kerala model: BJP
Bengaluru: The Karnataka BJP has alleged that the Siddaramaiah-led government in the state was adopting the West Bengal and Kerala models for targeting its workers and "committing political murders".
The Karnataka BJP Digital Communications Team made the accusation in a statement on Monday on social media site Facebook.
"Never in Karnataka history had people witnessed political murders in large numbers. Karnataka, under Siddaramaiah, is following West Bengal and Kerala models for committing political murders," it said.
The team also alleged that never in the state's history had a state minister (K J George) been charged as the first accused in a case related to the death of a senior police official.
The CBI had in October last year named George as an accused in an FIR filed in connection with the alleged suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) M K Ganapathy.
The BJP social media team also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- during his February 4 public rally here -- had rightly pointed out the "ease of doing murder" in Karnataka. The team also hit out at Siddaramaiah for claiming that Karnataka's crime rate was lower than that of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
It is wrong to compare a progressive state like Karnataka to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, which are facing different problems due to high density of population. "This is an insult to Kannidigas", it said.
Countering the chief minister's barb that Modi had no right to speak about corruption especially when the BJP's state chief B S Yeddyurappa had gone to jail on graft charges, it claimed there were over 67 cases pending against Siddaramaiah in the Lokayuta.