Amid the ruling BJP’s try to vary the title of Karnataka’s notorious Indira canteens, named after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Congress and BJP leaders indulged in a Twitter spar on Saturday. Ex-CM Siddaramaiah requested the BJP authorities to not get into ‘petty politics’ over the identical situation.

BJP normal secretary C T Ravi on Twitter requested the state’s chief minister Basavaraj Bommai to rechristen Indira Canteens- a flagship programme launched by the earlier Congress-led authorities to offer meals to economically backward folks.

“Request Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to rename Indira Canteens across Karnataka as ‘Annapoorneshwari Canteen’ at the earliest. Don’t see any reason why Kannadigas should be reminded of the dark days of Emergency while they are having food,” Ravi tweeted.

Responding to the suggestion, former CM Siddaramaiah acknowledged, “It has been a tradition to name roads & govt buildings after National leaders,” including “Will @BJP4India govt rename the stadium which is named after @narendramodi? Flyover named after Deendayal Upadhyay & City Bus corporation named after Vajpayee? Will BJP rename these?”

He defined why the initiative was named after former PM, “Smt Indira Gandhi initiated reforms to eliminate poverty & implemented Land reforms act. To honour her for the contribution, the canteen was named after her. What is wrong in remembering her contribution?” he tweeted.

He additionally questioned the incumbent authorities’s transfer to rename the Khel Ratna Award and eradicating the reference to Rajiv Gandhi. Meanwhile. different social gathering members additionally slammed BJP’s Ravi, “ It is not Indira Canteen but your evil mindset that needs a change,” Congress’ Dinesh Gundu Rao stated.

“C T Ravi, who is like an ambassador of hatred, has pressured the CM to change the name of Indira Canteen. If the hunger of poor people is quenched just by changing the name, I do not have any objection. The BJP government has held back the grant to Indira Canteen. What needs to change is C T Ravi’s evil mindset and not the name of Indira Canteen,” Rao added.


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