Siddaramaiah mentioned that power is a temporary thing, but compromising on secular principles is not fair. His Tweet looked like he was targeting Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswmy and deputy chief minister G Parameshwara for not taking part in state-organised Tipu Jayanti.
Bengaluru: A day after Tipu-Jayanti event organised by the state government, former chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah has Tweeted targeting the current chief minister and said, 'I don't care'. It looks like he was taking a jibe at HD Kumaraswamy, who did not take part in Tipu Jayanti.
In his Tweet, Siddaramaiah said, "Sometimes it is necessary to compromise, keeping in mind people's welfare. Even I might have done such a thing. But I will never compromise on basic matters like principles of secularism. The power is temporary, it may be there today and may vanish tomorrow. I don't care."
ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಹಿತದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಿಂದ ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ ರಾಜಿಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳ— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) November 11, 2018
ಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತದೆ, ನಾನೂ ಮಾಡಿರಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ ಜಾತ್ಯತೀತತೆಯಂತಹ ಮೂಲಭೂತದ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತದ ವಿಷಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾನು ರಾಜಿಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾರೆ. ಅಧಿಕಾರ ಇರುತ್ತೆ, ಹೋಗುತ್ತೆ. I don't care.
The Tweet looks like it was addressed to the chief minister as after announcing Tipu Jayanti as the state event, Kumaraswamy and deputy chief minister gave the event a miss.
Earlier, when Kumaraswamy was in the opposition, he had lashed out at Siddaramaiah (when he was the chief minister in 2015) for organising Tipu Jayanti. In fact, Kumaraswamy had asked the government not to celebrate any Jayantis (birth anniversaries).
But as Congress is a strong ally of the JD(S), Kumaraswamy could not say no to continuing Tipu Jayanti as the state event, despite protests staged by BJP and other Hindu organisations.
However, Kumaraswamy cleverly tried to save himself from criticisms by not taking part in it.
Congress leader Tanveer Sait too criticised Kumaraswamy for absenting from Tipu Jayanti and said that it was an insult to Muslim community, he said.
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Last Updated Nov 11, 2018, 3:49 PM IST