Shivamogga: BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, as per a report by ANI, on Saturday slammed Chittapur Congress MLA Priyank Kharge for taking a jibe at Amit Shah's appointment as Home Minister saying, "He is speaking nonsense without any base."
He also claimed that because of Priyank, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, the MLA's father, lost over 1 lakh votes in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.
Priyank had taken to Twitter earlier, writing, "Now that we have a new Home Minister, I think it is better to rename the Ministry of Home Affairs as Ministry of Providing Clean Chits."
Priyank, who is Minister forSocial Welfare in the Government of Karnataka, attacked Shah a day after the latter was sworn in as the Minister of Home Affairs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new Central Cabinet.
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