Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and opposition leader of Karnataka assembly, K S Eshwarappa, was caught in Camera advising the workers to lie to the electorate to gain votes. The video is of December 4 and from a meeting in Koppal region of Karnataka. He has been seen to say in the video, “We need to tell the people about all the accomplishments of the BJP — the government at the centre and what we will do in Karnataka — we need to tell people about what we have done for backward castes, scheduled castes, for farmers, for women. In case you do not know, tell some lies or something. We are politicians, we should not say we don’t know when it comes to anything.”
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Adding to it he said to use PM Modi’s Macho attitude to exaggerate BJP achievements.
“You must say that Pakistan never dared attack India when Vajpayee was Prime Minister, but when Manmohan Singh became the PM Indian soldiers were attacked and killed by Pakistan’s army. You must say that when Modi became the PM he finished 10 soldiers in Pakistan. You must spin it like that. Even if you don’t know these things, you are aware of the machismo of PM Modi, use that to spin a story — we will see what happens later,” he added.
“When you visit the homes of people, if you sit quietly when they tell you that Manmohan Singh provided great administration when he was PM or when they tell you that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has done a lot for Dalits, then we will have to shut shop and go away,” Eshwarappa said.
When questioned over the video, BJP Leader refused to comment and said it was told in an internal meeting.
An oft-repeated proverb is, “everything is fair in love and war“. But politics is neither a war nor a love affair, it is considered to be a noble profession, where a leader is chosen by the mass to represent them and redress their grievances in the parliament. The profession to be taken if you want to change the lives of people directly and to also believe in highest moral standards which society should adhere to.