Bengaluru: Karnataka has found its own Alpesh Thakor in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. On Monday, reminiscent of the Gujarati leader’s comment during the Assembly election of that State in 2017-end that said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had turned from a dark-skinned man to a fair one by consuming mushrooms, Kumaraswamy alleged that the media shows Modi alone and that is because the prime minister puts on make-up before appearing in front of the camera.
Amid doubts cast over the future of the Karnataka government of Congress-JDS coalition after the Lok Sabha election, the chief minister of the State said that his government would remain stable.
Kumaraswamy said at a rally here, “Wherever the BJP leaders go, they do not ask for votes for the candidates. They demand a vote for Narendra Modi’s face.”
The chief minister said, “Narendra Modi not only puts make-up on in the morning so that his face glows in front of the camera and the people, but he also undergoes waxing. But in our case, if we go out in the morning, we take a bath not before the next morning and just wash our faces.”
Kumaraswamy said that his face and those of other opposition leaders do not look good on camera. “So, friends in the media do not like to show our faces and only show Narendra Modi,” the chief minister said.
Kumaraswamy questioned Modi’s contribution to Karnataka and Kannadiga people.
The chief minister claimed that his government would remain stable even after the results of the Lok Sabha election.