Karnataka Law Minister J C Madhuswamy on Monday urged the BJP workers to be "aggressive" against their political opponents.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Law Minister J C Madhuswamy on Monday urged the BJP workers to be “aggressive” against their political opponents’ allegations against the state government.
Assembly elections in Karnataka are not far away, and the ruling BJP and its men are seen as “mute spectators.” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai reacted to the minister’s remark and said, “Let Madhuswamy start speaking aggressively first.”
In response to reports that his statement was taken as an open acceptance of a lack of aggression on the part of the ruling BJP and its leaders ahead of elections in May. The minister later made it clear that his suggestion to be aggressive was directed at party spokespersons attending debates during their meeting.
“We (the BJP) must work hard to win the upcoming assembly polls and bring our government back into power again. It is terrible that we have reduced ourselves to mute observers; whenever one of our opponents speaks negatively about us, we naturally wonder if they are telling the truth. “We are questioning ourselves, as opposed to them, about what they did,” said Madhuswamy.
He further stressed that he was not talking about party leaders, legislators, or ministers when he advised party spokespersons to respond forcefully to criticism or allegations levelled against the government by the opposition parties.
Earlier as well, Madhuswamy, who is also in charge of parliamentary affairs, was in the midst of a political uproar after his mocking remarks regarding the function of the government went viral and embarrassed the BJP, which is currently in power.