Mysuru: A video of Yathindra Siddaramaiah’s speech while distributing cookers and iron boxes to the Madiwala community in the Varuna constituency ahead of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 has gained widespread attention, sparking controversy. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is preparing to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission regarding this issue.
Amidst the growing controversy, Yathindra Siddaramaiah, the son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has come forward to clarify the viral video. He asserted that his statements in the video have been misinterpreted and that he never suggested the distribution of cookers and iron boxes was linked to the elections. Yathindra Siddaramaiah admitted that his expression during the speech may not have been precise, leading to misconceptions. He highlighted that the incident occurred before the Election Code of Conduct came into effect.
He clarified that the distribution of cookers and iron boxes took place during the birthday celebrations of Madiwala Sangh State President Nanjappa on January 26th. It’s important to note that Yathindra pointed out that his father, Siddaramaiah, was not directly involved in the distribution of these items. Despite the video circulating in the media with implications of election-related activities, Yathindra Siddaramaiah affirmed that the event had no connection to electoral matters. He underscored that his father had personally contributed funds to support this initiative, emphasizing that there were no hidden motives or electoral intentions associated with the distribution.
Yathindra Siddaramaiah’s clarification is intended to clear up any misunderstandings regarding the video and the distribution event, especially in light of the upcoming Loksabha elections.