Modi won't do anything for poor, will destroy nation: Amit Shah's translator goofs up at Karnataka rally

Another faux-pas by BJP in Karnataka.

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Modi won't do anything for poor, will destroy nation: Amit Shah's translator goofs up at Karnataka rally
Amit Shah addressing the ST (Scheduled Tribe) convention in Challakere.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah was once again caught in a fix on Thursday after a goof-up by a translator during a campaign rally in Karnataka.

After Amit Shah's own blooper on Tuesday, MP Prahlad Joshi wrongly translated the BJP chief's speech from Hindi to Kannada yesterday, saying "Narendra Modi will not do anything for the poor and Dalits". The incident took place while Shah was addressing a rally in Challkere of Karnataka's Devanagiri district.

"PM Narendra Modi will not do anything for Dalits, poor and the backward classes. He will damage the nation. Please vote for him," according to the translator Prahlad Joshi.

However, Shah actually said, "Siddaramaiah government could not develop Karnataka. The upcoming BJP government in Karnataka will ensure the welfare of the Tribal communities and will work for the upliftment of the Poor, Dalits and Tribals alike."

On Tuesday, Amit Shah had described his party's former government led by B S Yeddyurappa as "number one" in corruption while seeking to accuse the incumbent Congress regime in the state of graft.

However, the Congress said its campaign in Karnataka had started on a fabulous note as it took a swipe at BJP president. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also poked fun at the BJP over a tweet from a member of the party's IT cell which mentioned the polling date in Karnataka before the Election Commission had announced it.

"Now that the BJP IT cell has announced Karnataka elections, time for a sneak preview of our top secret campaign video," Gandhi said.

He tweeted, "Gifted to us by the BJP president, our campaign in Karnataka is off to a fabulous start. He says Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt Government ever... True." Congress social media in-charge Divya Spandana Ramya also mocked Shah's comment made at a press conference in Karnataka.

"Who knew Amit Shah could also speak the truth - we all concur with you Amit ji B S Yeddyurappa is the most corrupt!," she tweeted.

Shah is on the fourth leg of his tour in the state. He has already covered parts of coastal and Malnad, north, and central regions of the state. The Election Commission had announced a single-phase election on May 12 for the 224-member Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

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