Karnataka/Nagpur: The flashy fancies of Karnataka’s current CM Siddaramaiah led its way into a war of words between him and former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.
Kumaraswamy revealed Siddaramaiah’s diamond studded ‘Hublot’ watch costs a whopping Rs 68,56,000 and adding customs duty, it will be worth Rs 70 lakh. Kumaraswamy also pointed out that Siddaramaiah’s goggles alone cost nearly Rs 2 lakh.
In Kumarswamy’s opinion, the CM who claims to be a follower of the socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia, is going against his ethics sporting a watch that costly.
But, Siddaramaiah didn’t stay quiet with the barrage of allegations. In retaliation, he said he was ready to give his watch if somebody gave him Rs 10 lakh. He had also offered to giveaway his shades for Rs 50,000 reports the TOI.
To this comeback, Kumarswamy responded saying, “Do I own a scrap shop? If I owned one, I could have bought that watch for whatever value he intends to sell.”
But Rs 70,00,000 for a watch?