The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s usage of slang word “meter” while referring to Yeddyurappa has not gone down well with K S Eshwarappa also.  He criticised Siddaramaiah as “talking like a street ‘Dasayya’,” meaning a beggar.  Siddaramaiah on his turn responded that all those who ask for votes are beggars, reported Kannada Prabha.

Speaking at a press meet in Shimoga at BJP office on Sunday K S Eshwarappa said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is giving statements like a street beggar. His using language like “no Meter” and “No battery” is not appropriate for his post. Yeddyurappa is an MP and BJP State President. For using a language like that Siddaramaiah should apologise to Yeddyurappa, BJP and the people of Karnataka, Eshwarappa said.

He said he has been in politics for long and seen many CMs but none like Siddaramaiah. “May be he thinks his term is over and hence he is talking like this” he said.

Responding to Eshwarappa’s comments Siddaramaiah in Chitradurga said in a democracy all those who go begging for votes are Dasayyas, meaning beggars.  He also sarcastically remarked that Eshwarappa is not in his senses for giving statement against him.