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Siddaramaiah’s charges against Modi ‘malicious’: Prasad

New Delhi, May 16: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday hit out at former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of encouraging horse-trading to bring the BJP to power in the state. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said that the government formation process in Karnataka is the prerogative of Governor Vajubhai R. Wala.

“I will not make any comment as far as Karnataka government formation process is concerned, as this is solely in the discretion of the Rajyapalji (Governor). He should take a call,” he said addressing a press conference here. He said he had seen in the media the utterly “irresponsible, misleading and malicious” comments by Siddaramaiah levelling “reckless and unfounded” allegations against the Prime Minister. “I completely deny all this baseless and unfounded allegations,” he said. The Minister said the Prime Minister during his address at the BJP headquarters after the party’s win did not say anything wrong. (IANS)