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Controversial Video of Karnataka Chief Minister’s Private Jet Travel Sparks Political Debate

A viral video showing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Housing Minister B.Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan traveling in a private jet has ignited a political controversy, drawing sharp criticism from the opposition BJP. The video, featuring a background song with lyrics like ‘Dekho Dekho Dekho Chalta Hai Sultan,’ led to accusations of the Congress government flaunting wealth during a time of severe drought in the state.

Karnataka BJP President B.Y. Vijayendra condemned the government’s priorities, stating that the ministers were using taxpayers’ money to showcase luxury lifestyles while neglecting drought relief efforts. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in response, questioned how Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels and defended the travel as necessary for seeking funds for drought relief works. The incident has intensified political tensions in the state.