While Karnataka chief minister, Siddaramaiah's action in branding BJP and Hindu outfits as terrorists appears to have stirred up a hornet's nest with the BJP announcing its decision to undertake "Jail bharo" programme, the situation within the Congress appears to be quite different.
"They are themselves like terrorists in a way".
When we had just thought that political satire is dead and chose to write a silent obituary to the art form to stay away from any backlash from powerful and mighty people, the opposition Congress came up with a musical video to criticise Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
He described BJP president Amit Shah's remarks terming the Karnataka government "anti-Hindu" as unusual.
Siddaramaiah had recently alleged that BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal have terrorists within their organisations.
The party is planning to launch a two-front attack on the incumbent Congress with Shah along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath consolidating Hindu votes while Modi, with a blitzkrieg of rallies later, will woo the urban voters. "I called them Hindutva extremists because I, too, am a Hindu".
Hitting out at Shah, Vadakkan said it was "strange" that Shah called the state government as "anti-Hindu". That is the difference between me and... He said that it is up to the the people of that state to take a decision on whether elections can be won based on such statements.
"Shah's intention is to win". BJP retorted in the same breath by saying the Congress were supporters of separatists and dared the Siddaramaiah government to arrest its leaders.