Targeting the Congress on corruption, the BJP on Friday released the ATM Sarkara Collection Tree poster accusing the government of using Karnataka as the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to fund Parliamentary polls and the forthcoming assembly elections in five states.
The poster has pictures of Congress MP and former party president Rahul Gandhi on the top, followed by national general secretaries Randeep Singh Surjewala, K C Venugopal, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, his deputy D K Shivakumar, Siddaramaiah’s son Yatindra Siddaramaiah, Minister Byrathi Suresh and contractor Ambikapathy.
“People have now come to know how the administration is being run in the state for the past five months. All the development works have come to a standstill and the situation is so pathetic that not a single pothole is getting filled,” former Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, who released the poster along with other party leaders, told reporters.
Claiming that the “central point of the collection business is Delhi”, he alleged that Rahul Gandhi had taken full responsibility for it.
“Rahul Gandhi is looking after the financial management of the five poll-bound states,” Gowda alleged.
The BJP leader also charged that there is a competition in collection’ between the chief minister and the deputy chief minister.
With inputs from News18