It's job of Opposition to criticise with no evidence: Ramalinga Reddy

09:14 AM Aug 16, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Karnataka’s Transport Minister, Ramalinga Reddy, took a strong stand against the  BJP on Tuesday, addressing claims of corruption against the Congress government in the state.


He challenged the BJP to make a promise to God that they haven’t taken a “40 percent of commission”.

Responding to the BJP’s call for Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar to swear on ‘Ajjaiah’ about the commission matter, Reddy stated that it’s the job of the opposition party to criticize without having proper proof to back their claims.

“Let the BJP first swear to God that they have not taken 40 percent commission, they have not done transfer business, they have not done corruption. Even accusing us requires ethics…,” he said.

Talking about the opposition’s allegation that the state government has not yet “taken off”, he said, “Our government has already moved thousands of kilometres ahead. Let the critics do it. It is the job of the opposition party to criticise with no evidence.”


Commenting on former State Minister Ashwath Narayan’s rant against the government, he said that Ashwath Narayan’s words have no value even in the BJP.

“BJP has fulfilled only 60 promises out of 610 promises they made before. BJP has not acted as promised. Out of 165 promises made by our government in 2013, we have fulfilled 158 promises. So no importance should be given to BJP’s statements. We have reached people through guarantees. BJP means Bogus Janta Party, no need to give much importance to their words,” he said.

Talking about Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister KH Muniyappa’s statement that junior leaders in the party should also be given priority after two years, Minister Reddy said, “It is his personal opinion. Everyone should have a chance. Let’s see after two and a half years. The High Command leaders will decide on this issue.”

(With ANI inputs)


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